Public Programs

Visitors make their own buttons at "History After Hours" event.

Enhance your experience with a year-round schedule of talks and performances, demonstrations and workshops designed to engage visitors on multiple levels. Inspired by the Museum’s popular bi-weekly newsletter, the Read the Revolution Speaker Series invites acclaimed historians and authors for lively and engaging discussions about their recent work. 

Enjoy extended hours in the Museum’s core exhibitions at History After Hours, offered monthly on Tuesday nights. Each event features a changing lineup of unexpected speakers, artist demonstrations and hands-on activities that offer new perspectives on collections objects and stories about the Revolution.

Create history with hands-on workshops available for lifelong learners, taught by the Museum’s knowledgeable team of educators and makers.

Programs and Special Events

Read the Revolution Speaker Series

Bringing celebrated authors and historians to the Museum of the American Revolution for lively, facilitated discussions of their work.  These evening programs explore the people, events, ideas, and legacies of our nation's Founding era. 

History After Hours

Our History After Hours series returns with extended evening hours from 5 – 8 p.m., special themed programs, happy hour food and drink specials, games and trivia, and full access to the Museum’s exhibits including timed screenings of Washington's War Tent.

2018-2019 Year of Hamilton

The Museum's “Year of Hamilton” programming includes a range of special events and programs dedicated to exploring Hamilton’s life and legacy. Visitors can enjoy walking tours, after hour programs, speaker talks and much more!

Artisan Workshops

Learn the fundamentals of 18th-century dress and what it reveals about the Revolution in this series of hands-on workshops. Spend the day learning traditional skills and working with your hands, beginning with a close look at objects in the Museum’s Galleries as inspiration for your own creations. In these workshops, you’ll create your own replica to take home, learn tricks of 18th-century trades, and meet others while discovering new talents in making and doing.

Guided and Walking Tours

Explore the Museum with an expert!  Take a guided tour and enhance your experience with additional insight into the artifacts and exhibits, behind-the-scenes details of the Museum’s creation, and opportunities to dig deeper into the stories behind objects on display.

Fall 2019: Citizenship Initiative

This summer, the Museum offers free civics and history classes to prepare permanent residents for the U.S.C.I.S. Citizenship Test.

2019 International Conference on the American Revolution

Museum of the American Revolution
Philadelphia, PA
October 3 – 5, 2019

The Museum of the American Revolution and the Pritzker Military Museum & Library are pleased to present the 2019 International Conference on the American Revolution. This event will bring noted historians, writers, and curators from Ireland, Scotland, England, and the United States together to explore military, political, social, and artistic themes from the Age of Revolutions.