Visitors learn about Revolutionary fire-arms in the museum galleries.

Student and Youth Groups

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Alongside trained Museum educators, student groups will discover stories of our nation’s founding brought to life in exciting and unique ways. From the stirrings of unrest in colonial Boston to the ratification of the Constitution, the revolution will become real for students who will explore its ideals and challenges firsthand.

Over the course of this program, students in Grades 4 – 12 will:

  • Learn about the primary causes of the American Revolution and the major events of the war
  • Follow the stories of Revolutionary War era soldiers, sailors, civilians, women, children, free and enslaved African Americans, Loyalists, and Revolutionaries
  • Witness authentic Revolutionary weapons and equipment and experience immersive environments, tableau with life-sized figures, and first and third person interpretation
  • Stand beneath a full-scale replica of the Boston Liberty Tree and discuss Revolutionary ideals
  • Climb aboard a privateer ship and learn about how the war was fought on both land and sea
  • Experience the 12-minute Washington's War Tent film that brings to life General Washington's extraordinary leadership and reveals the tent that was his field headquarters 

Additional amenities to enhance your visit:

  • On-site bus arrival and departure located in front of the Museum on 3rd Street
  • Pre and Post Visit Materials
  • Museum store
  • Conveniently located one block from Independence National Historical Park and two blocks from Independence Hall

Packages available with:

  • National Constitution Center
  • One Liberty Observation Deck
  • Historic Philadelphia, Inc.

Sponsored by Bank of America

 

Community Partner: The Philadelphia Foundation

 

Additional Support Provided By

John and Ellen Jumper
David and Kim Adler
John E. Herzog
The Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society

Lead Education Sponsors
The 1830 Family Foundation
The Bergman Foundation
The Snider Foundation

Reproduction Objects Loaned By
Fort Ligonier
Kathrina and Richard Yost