Special Exhibitions

Current Special Exhibitions

Hamilton Was Here: Rising Up in Revolutionary Philadelphia

Now Open

Journey through Hamilton’s Philadelphia in Hamilton Was Here: Rising Up in Revolutionary Philadelphia. The interactive playscape reveals connections between our own city and Alexander Hamilton’s extraordinary contributions to the nation’s founding.

Through playful interactives, scenic environments, and facilitated games, visitors will actively engage in the challenges of founding and maintaining a country and will be inspired to carry these lessons forward as they face the challenges of citizenship today. The experience also will serve school groups with a facilitated program.

Upcoming Exhibitions – 2019 

Redcoat & Revolutions: Richard St. George in America and Ireland
September 28, 2019 – February 17, 2020

What can a life tell us about an era? Next fall, the Museum will present its first international loan exhibition, Redcoat & Revolutions: Richard St. George in America and Ireland.

The exhibition will present the story of the trans-Atlantic impact of the American Revolution through the eyes of a young Irish officer in the British Army Richard Mansergh St. George (1757-1798). St. George’s dramatic and tragic personal journey through the Age of Revolutions will be brought to life with rare works of art, historical artifacts, maps, and manuscripts from museums and private collections in Ireland, England, Australia, and the United States.

Image: National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne - Felton Bequest, 1922

Past Exhibitions

Among His Troops: Washington's War Tent in a Newly Discovered Watercolor

Among His Troops: Washington’s War Tent in a Newly Discovered Watercolor, brought together works of art, weapons, and other artifacts from the Revolutionary War to explore the history surrounding this rare eyewitness painting of the Continental Army, which was discovered by the Museum’s curators.