American History Alive! One Day Passes

Would you like to meet your favorite historical figure?

You can drop in on American History Alive! for individual performances with the One-Day Pass program!

Who is coming to Compass?

The living history series, one-day passes are available for each upcoming performance. If you cannot come every Wednesday for the entire series or if you are interested in just a few of the characters, register for a One-Day pass! If you have a break in your schedule, and are available on some Wednesdays at 12:00 pm, consider registering for one-day admission to see:

  • 9/06: John Rolfe
  • 9/13: Benjamin Franklin
  • 9/20: Patrick Henry
  • 9/27: Thomas Jefferson
  • 10/04: John Adams
  • 10/11: Molly Pitcher
  • 10/18: Marquis de Lafayette

One Day passes are $18.00 per person in advance or $20.00 on the day of the performance. Passes can be purchased online or at the door by cash, check, or credit card.

What is living history?

Living history actors are the costumed  professionals employed by museums, historical sites, and conferences. They have typically studied their historical character for years and tell their story in first person. Presentations are conversational in style, occasionally involve the audience, and conclude with spontaneous audience Q & A. Watch the historical actors answer 21st century questions in character with period replies! Students younger than third grade (or age 8) must be accompanied by a paying parent or adult.

American History Alive! is held at Compass in Oakton.

Who else is coming?

Later this year, students will meet: Alexander Hamilton, Dolly Madison, Abraham Lincoln, Robert E. Lee, Ulysses S. Grant, Harriet Tubman, Susan B. Anthony, Frederick Douglass, and more!


American History Alive- John Rolfe

American History Alive- Thomas Jefferson

American History Alive- Teddy Roosevelt