Newly Discovered Panoramic Watercolor Painting Reveals Only Known Wartime Depiction of Washington’s War Tent
The recent discovery of a 235-year-old, seven-foot panoramic painting offers an invaluable glimpse into the Revolutionary War. The sweeping watercolor painting of the fall 1782 Continental Army encampment at Verplanck’s Point, New York, contains the only known wartime depiction of General Washington’s headquarters tent, his command center throughout the war.
On October 3, 1789, George Washington issued a proclamation designating Thursday, November 26 as a national day of thanks. During Thanksgiving Weekend, the Museum of the American Revolution will offer special talks, guided tours, and family-friendly activities from Friday, Nov. 24 – Sunday, Nov. 26 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (6 p.m. on Friday).
Gingerbread is the most revolutionary of all American cakes, with a rich history in early American culture. On Saturday, Dec. 9, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., New York Times bestselling author Anne Byrn will join the Museum of the American Revolution for a family-friendly illustrated talk, book signing, and gingerbread baking demonstration based on her most recent book, American Cake.
Two premier institutions inspired by world-changing documents, now accessible by one convenient ticket! Philadelphia’s Museum of the American Revolution and National Constitution Center have teamed up to offer visitors a joint ticket that includes admission to both institutions for a discounted price.
Whether you live and work here or are just visiting Philadelphia’s Old City neighborhood, the Museum of the American Revolution’s Cross Keys Café (101 S. Third St.) has quickly become a go-to spot to grab a quick breakfast, lunch, or hot seasonal beverage – alcoholic or otherwise. Today, the café announced cozy new fall menu items, including soups, salads, sandwiches, and other colonial-era inspired dishes.
A silver-hilted American small sword owned and used by Colonel Jonathan Pettibone (1710-1776) of Simsbury, Connecticut, during the Revolutionary War was donated to the Museum of the American Revolution today. The never-before-displayed sword was donated by a descendent of Pettibone and his family. The sword will be displayed at the Museum beginning in 2018.
Got a history lover in the family? The Museum of the American Revolution has your holiday shopping list covered with unique gifts at all price points, including a history-themed getaway or a gift membership so your loved ones can visit the Museum again and again. Gift items are available at the Museum’s gift shop (no museum admission required for entry) or online in the Museum’s web store.
Experience the magical holiday classic The Nutcracker ballet with a Revolutionary twist! Rising stars from Philadelphia’s The Rock School for Dance Education will perform scenes from the Nutcracker 1776, an adaption of the original ballet, combining Tchaikovsky's timeless musical score with Philadelphia's revolutionary past.
PHILADELPHIA, OCT. 11, 2017 — While many people are still hunting for tickets to the smash hit Broadway musical “Hamilton,” prolific author, scholar and Yale historian Dr. Joanne Freeman has been hunting for the real Alexander Hamilton for most of her life.
More than 200,000 people fought for American independence during the Revolutionary War. During Veterans Day Weekend, the Museum of the American Revolution will celebrate America’s first veterans as well as those that continue to serve our country today.