Museum of the American Revolution
- Cultural & historical sitesIndoorsFamily-friendly
What you'll do
Journey through Philadelphia's American Revolution Museum and learn all about the founding of America.
Visit the Museum of the American Revolution with Go City®
- Pay nothing at the gate – simply scan your digital pass.
- The pass includes general admission to all Museum of the American Revolution permanent and special exhibits.
- Get the chance to explore hundreds of artifacts.
- Experience original Revolutionary War headquarters in Washington’s War Tent Theater.
- Printed museum maps and guides are available in English, Spanish, French, German, Mandarin, and Japanese.
- Museum shop featuring unique gifts, books, and artifact reproductions not found anywhere else.
The Museum of the American Revolution immerses you in the history of Philadelphia and is the perfect way to get an introduction to the city's many historic sites.
The American Revolution was dramatic, gritty, and full of uncertainty- an era of unparalleled political and social upheaval, even by today’s standards. Museum visitors are invited to explore this rich and complicated era and its connections to our world today. Through its unmatched collection of Revolutionary-era weapons, personal items, documents, and works of art, the Museum considers the complexities of our nation’s history and uplifts stories that have gone untold.
All of the Museum of the American Revolution exhibits are organized in chronological order, so you'll be taken from early signs of conflict in Boston in the 1760s to the War of Independence, and beyond. Browse hundreds of artifacts and pieces of art including sculptures, maps, uniforms, and weapons used during the Revolutionary War. Explore recreated historical scenes that bring to life the events that created a new nation against incredible odds.
Museum of the American Revolution highlights
Washington’s War Tent film - Follow general Washington’s remarkable journey and sit in the presence of his original Revolutionary War headquarters tent - one of the most iconic surviving artifacts of the Revolution.
Boston’s Liberty Tree - Stand beneath the branches and lanterns of a life-size reproduction of the Boston Liberty Tree.
Independence Gallery - Read the list of grievances against the King from authentic printings of the Declaration of Independence.
Oneida Nation Gallery - Stand among life-size replicas of members of the Oneida Indian Nation and listen to the intense debate that led to their decision to break with the Iroquois Confederacy and join the American cause.
The War at Sea Gallery - Climb aboard a replica privateer ship to experience the war at sea - a favorite for kids of all ages!
A New Nation – explore how the US created a nation founded on the principles of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. In this exhibit, you’ll also learn about how it was considered an incomplete Revolution, as it promised freedom and liberty for many-but not all, including women, Native Americans, and African Americans.
American Revolution facts
- The American Revolutionary War lasted for eight years – from April 1775 to September 1783.
- The 13 American colonies defeated Great Britain and gained independence to establish the United States of America.
- The Museum of the American Revolution opened on April 19, 2017, on the anniversary of the battles of Lexington and Concord, the first battles of the Revolutionary War.
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Know before you go
Getting In: show your pass at the museum's admission desk.
Tips for visiting the Museum of the American Revolution
- Bring a camera to capture memories (tripods, monopods, and selfie sticks are not allowed)
- Visitors can rent lockers if they want to store their belongings
- There are many nearby hotels and restaurants for your convenience
Museum of the American Revolution parking
- Bourse Garage, 400 Ranstead Street *
- Park America, 27 South 3rd Street.
- Parkway Corporation, 36 South 2nd Street.
- E-Z Park, 36 Front Street.
- Short Parking Corp, 37 South 2nd Street.
- The Autopark at Olde City, 125 South 2nd Street *
These parking garages are located within a mile from the museum. Fees may apply.
For more information, visit the Museum of the American Revolution website.
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Where you'll be
101 South Third Street,, null, Philadelphia, US
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