Press Releases

April 2, 2014

Museum of the American Revolution Releases Refined Architectural Plans and Secures Conceptual Approval from Philadelphia Art Commission

PHILADELPHIA– April 2, 2014 – After working closely with a subcommittee of the Philadelphia Art Commission, the Museum of the American Revolution today released Robert A.M. Stern Architects' revised design for the Museum's new home at Third and Chestnut Streets. Upon review of the updated plans, the Art Commission granted Conceptual Approval. The Museum will go before the Commission in May seeking Final Approval.

March 5, 2014

Supporters Rally to Celebrate “Opening Salvo” of Museum of the American Revolution

PHILADELPHIA– March 5, 2014 – General George Washington, booming cannons, and more than 15 Revolutionary War re-enactors from across the region offered the opening salvo for the Museum of the American Revolution. A robust crowd of supporters attended the public ceremony celebrating the beginning of site preparation for the Museum of the American Revolution (MoAR) to be built at 3rd and Chestnut Streets in the heart of Philadelphia’s historic district.

January 9, 2014

Bestselling Author and Journalist Cokie Roberts to Visit Philadelphia to Launch New Children’s Book in a Campaign to, as Abigail Adams put it, "Remember the Ladies"

PHILADELPHIA, PA, January 9, 2014 — Why should the Founding Fathers get all the credit? Bestselling author Cokie Roberts will visit the Historical Society of Pennsylvania on Tuesday, February 4, at 6 p.m. for the Philadelphia launch of her newly released children’s book Founding Mothers: Remembering the Ladies. This public event is co-sponsored by the Museum of the American Revolution. For tickets, visit

November 12, 2013

The First “Oval Office” Replica to be Erected for the First Time Nov. 15-17 In Colonial Williamsburg's Revolutionary City

WILLIAMSBURG, VA, November 12, 2013–Colonial Williamsburg will erect the recently completed replica of Gen. George Washington’s marquee — the first “oval office” — for the first time during the grand opening Nov. 15-17 of James Anderson’s Blacksmith Shop and Public Armoury. The weekend marks the first public display of the reproduction of the marquee tent that served as Washington’s field headquarters throughout most of the American Revolution.Read more