Holiday Gift Ideas for History Lovers
Under $10 | Take a bite out of history with these large Christopher Ludwick Gingerbread Cookies, baked using a replica of Philadelphia baker Christopher Ludwick’s cookie board, which is in the Museum’s collection. The cookies are sold at Shane Confectionery as well as in the Museum’s Cross Keys Café for $8. The picture book Gingerbread for Liberty! explores the role of gingerbread in the Revolution. Purchase it here.
Under $15 | With this letter-opener shaped like a Revolutionary-era sword, you can open your mail like you’re a Continental soldier riding into battle. Purchase it here.
Gifts for Her
Under $20 | During the archaeological excavation of the Museum’s site prior to construction, a bowl wishing “Success to the Triphena” was found in an 18th-century privy. The bowl, now on display at the Museum, is depicted on this ceramic ornament. Purchase it here.
Under $40 | Nevertheless, she persisted! Get this t-shirt featuring a quote from Abigail Adams – “Remember the ladies, and be more generous and favorable to them than your ancestors” – for the most tenacious woman in your life. Purchase it here.
Under $100 | Washington crossed the Delaware River on Christmas night in 1776. This gorgeous satin scarf commemorates Emanuel Leutze’s iconic painting of the historic event. Purchase it here.
Under $30 | Hats, hats and more hats! Purchase them here.
Under $40 | Finally, a mug that understands your coffee needs! This giant “Success to Boston” mug is a replica of a 1770’s English creamware mug which is on display in the Museum. Purchase it here.
Under $60 | Dad will feel like the Commander-in-Chief wearing this 100% silk tie based on George Washington’s Standard flag, which is in the Museum’s collection. Purchase it here.
Gifts for Both
Under $30 | From Hamilton: The Adult Coloring Book to Jane Kamensky’s epic A Revolution in Color, the Museum has books for readers of every level. Shop them online here.
$65 and Up | A gift membership to the Museum of the American Revolution allows your loved ones to come back again and again for free, receive invitations to special events, and get discounts in the Museum’s shop and café. Purchase a gift membership here.
$100 and Up | Send your parents on a history-themed getaway – or surprise your partner with one! Book a stay at a local hotel, plan brunch at The Little Lion, lunch at the Museum’s Cross Keys Café, or dinner at City Tavern Restaurant (don’t forget, City Tavern offers a free toast of madeira to anyone who shows a Museum ticket stub), and purchase $25 “anytime” tickets to the Museum for a memorable weekend escape or staycation. The Sheraton Philadelphia Society Hill Hotel even offers a “Historical Museum Package” that includes two tickets to the Museum when you book an overnight stay.
Gifts for the Kids
Under $15 | Fire in the hole! This wooden flintlock pistol will have your kids commanding the high seas like naval hero John Paul Jones. Purchase it here.
Under $20 | Get your future POTUS this richly illustrated picture book, George: George Washington, Our Founding Father by Frank Keating, which chronicles Washington’s life from boyhood to his extraordinary leadership position as the first President of the United States of America. Purchase it here.
Under $25 | Kids of all ages will appreciate this image of a horse and rider galloping above the words “Liberty and Union” on a blue and gray long sleeve tee. Purchase it here.
Under $30 | Your little drummer boy (or girl!) will love this toy drum, modeled on a pre-Revolutionary War drum in the Museum’s collection. Purchase it here.
About the Museum of the American Revolution
The Museum of the American Revolution explores the dynamic story of the American Revolution using its rich collection of Revolutionary-era weapons, personal items, letters, diaries, and works of art. Immersive galleries, theater experiences, and recreated historical environments bring to life the events, people, and ideals of our nation’s founding and engage people in the history and continuing relevance of the American Revolution. Located just steps away from Independence Hall, Carpenters’ Hall, and Franklin Court, the Museum serves as a portal to the region’s many Revolutionary sites, sparking interest, providing context, and encouraging exploration. The Museum is a private, non-profit, and non-partisan organization. For more information, visit www.AmRevMuseum.org or call 877.740.1776.