The words of the Declaration of Independence changed the world. The effects of that revolutionary document continue to reverberate today, inspiring human rights and liberation movements globally. From Saturday, June 30 – Wednesday, July 4, 2018 from 9:30 a.m. – 7 p.m., explore the history and continuing legacy of the Declaration at the Museum of the American Revolution with special programs and activities for all ages.
This Father’s Day weekend, celebrate with the father of our country – George Washington – at the Museum of the American Revolution on Saturday, June 16. Guests can meet-and-greet a Washington historical interpreter and enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet of muffins, pastries and mini-quiches, courtesy of Brûlée Catering, in the Museum’s elegant Liberty Hall.
The Museum of the American Revolution announced today that it has been awarded LEED Gold in recognition of its commitment to energy conservation and environmental awareness.
Escape “the melting Heats of a Philadelphia Summer” (John Adams) at the Museum of the American Revolution with extended hours, family-friendly activities, History After Hours evening events, and new guided tours of the Museum and its historic neighborhood. And enjoy special weekend-long events in celebration of Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day.
George Washingtons Headquarters Flag to be Displayed in Philadelphia for the First Time Since the Revolutionary War, Beginning Flag Day
The faded and fragile blue silk flag that marked General George Washington’s presence on the battlefield during the Revolutionary War will be on display this Flag Day, marking its first public display in Philadelphia since the war itself and its first appearance in Pennsylvania in decades. The Museum of the American Revolution will bring out of its archives the flag, known as the Commander-in-Chief’s Standard, from Flag Day, Thursday, June 14, through Father’s Day, Sunday, June 17.
What was life like in Philadelphia during the Revolutionary War? Opening Saturday, June 9, the Museum of the American Revolution’s new discovery center, Revolution Place, brings to life the Museum’s lively, diverse Old City neighborhood during the 1700s and invites visitors to learn through hands-on exploration.
Think “fake news” is a new phenomenon? Learn how propaganda was used by both sides to shape opinion during the Revolutionary War, and explore the stories behind Revolutionary-era printing and political expression during a Power of the Press-themed evening on Tuesday, May 15, from 5 – 8 p.m.
The Museum of the American Revolution will celebrate National Military Spouse Appreciation Day on Friday, May 11 and Saturday, May 12 with special talks and tours about the roles of military families during the Revolutionary War. The programs kick off free Museum admission to Blue Star Families throughout the summer.
This Memorial Day weekend, the Museum of the American Revolution will pay tribute to the men and women who lost their lives in service to their country during the American Revolution, and celebrate the freedoms they fought to secure for future generations from Saturday, May 26 – Monday, May 28, 2018 from 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. Veterans and active or retired military will receive free admission courtesy of Comcast NBCUniversal during Memorial Day Weekend.
The original, hand-written journal of Christopher Hawkins (1764-1837), who was captured from a privateer ship and served as a prisoner-of-war during the Revolutionary War, has been donated to the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia.