Experience the Revolution

Museum of the
American Revolution

Book Tickets
Have a Revolutionary Summer at the Museum!

The Museum Experience

  • The Road to Independence

    The Road to Independence

    The rumblings of the American Revolution began more than a decade before the “shot heard ‘round the world” ignited America’s War for Independence. Discover how the American Colonists became Revolutionaries as the roots of rebellion took hold.

  • Battlefield theater

    The Darkest Hour

    As the fragmented colonies entered an uncertain war, wrestle--alongside the colonists--with the ideals of liberty and independence versus the realities of fighting a war against the most powerful and professional army in Europe. 

  • The Darkest Hour

    A Revolutionary War

    Explore the final years of the War for Independence from the multiplicity of perspectives of the people who lived through it. Explore how Revolutionary Americans struggled with the weight question of freedom for whom, even as their prospects of victory brightened. 

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    A New Nation

    With the hard-fought establishment of the United States of America, the Revolutionaries suceeded in gaining independence. But then came the immense task of creating a nation founded on the principles of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. 

Museum of the American Revolution

101 South Third St. 
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Plan Your Visit

Join the Revolutionaries

Don't miss the fun and learning in "Revolutionary Philadelphia," our special activity area on the first floor. 

Try your hand at flag design, cartridge-making, or play with some historical toys. Guests can explore soldiers’ tents, try on reproduction uniforms and civilian garments, and make a ribbon like General George Washington’s to take home.