Memorial Day Weekend and Revolutionary Sailors
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 ask what it took to win the Revolutionary War. To coincide with Sail Philadelphia, the Museum will highlight the lives of Revolutionary sailors and illuminate why they served and how they thought about wartime losses. Board the Museum’s replica ship and witness an auction of a deceased sailor’s personal effects, meet interpreters portraying the men and women who crewed ships and worked on the city’s docks, and see what they think of their prospects as the sailing season begins.
Throughout the weekend, visitors are encouraged to post notes on a large panel in the Museum’s rotunda to express their gratitude to America’s servicemembers. Carnations will be available for visitors to place on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier of the Revolution at Independence National Historical Park's Washington Square, which is located just two blocks from the Museum.
Veterans, Active and Retired Military receive free admission throughout the weekend. Tickets must be reserved in person at the Museum.
Free admission for veterans supported by Comcast NBCUniversal.