Clean out those summer cobwebs by exploring the inspiring – and often surprising – story of our nation’s founding at the Museum of the American Revolution over Labor Day weekend, Saturday, Sept. 2 through Monday, Sept. 4. Kids 12 and under will receive free admission to the Museum throughout the weekend.
Free Fifes for Kids and Other Giveaways, Lessons and Demos, and a Jam Session
Visitors Can Enjoy Cake to Celebrate the Anniversary of the Acquisition of Washington’s War Tent
PHILADELPHIA, AUGUST 1, 2017 — While rifles, muskets, and swords probably come to mind when you think of the Revolutionary War, fifes and drums also were essential to the war effort for communicating commands and boosting morale.
In addition to enjoying the Museum’s ice-cold air conditioning (a perk of strict climate requirements for preserving artifacts), visitors can enjoy everything from 18th-century music on the outdoor plaza to an archaeology station and history-themed happy hours.
AmRevHQ.org Highlights Revolutionary Sites to Help Visitors Plan Itinerary
A musket ball likely made from a statue of King George III will be displayed at the Museum of the American Revolution in time for the July 9 anniversary of the tearing down of the statue.
Celebrate life, liberty and the pursuit of happy hour by kicking off your Fourth of July weekend festivities with an Independence Ice Cream Social hosted by the Museum of the American Revolution on Saturday, July 1 from 5 – 7 p.m.
The Museum of the American Revolution has launched a “Read the Revolution” speaker series that will bring celebrated authors and historians to the Museum for lively discussions of their work. The evening programs will explore recent work on the people, events, and ideals of America’s revolutionary beginnings.
June 21 marks the official start of summer, and the Museum of the American Revolution is celebrating by announcing extended hours, special programs, a happy hour series and family fun all summer long.
Sign a Giant Declaration of Independence, Meet Costumed Historical Interpreters, Enjoy America’s 241st Birthday Cake, and Explore the Stories Behind Our Nation’s Founding
This Father’s Day weekend, celebrate your “founding father” at the Museum of the American Revolution with presentations on Revolutionary-era arsenal, a performance and demonstration by a historical musician, and artifacts and exhibits highlighting father figures who played a role in the Revolution.