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Museum of the American Revolution

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Museum of the American Revolution

The Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia is a museum dedicated to the story of the American Revolution. The museum has a collection of several thousand objects including artwork and sculpture, textiles and weapons, manuscripts and rare books relevant to the American Revolution. The museum also includes special exhibition galleries, theatres and large-scale models of figures representing the story of the American Revolution.

The museum is located in the historic heart of Philadelphia, the city that served a central role in America’s founding. The museum is surrounded by American historical sites such as the First Bank of the United States, Independence Hall, the National Constitution Center, American Philosophical Society, Carpenters’ Hall, and the Liberty Bell.

Exhibits of the Museum of the American Revolution

The Museum’s exhibits cover the roots of the 1760s conflict and the rise of armed resistance, the Declaration of independence of 1776 through to the last years of the war. The museum features the diversity of Revolutionary-era Americans and their strong opinions. A dedicated theatre houses one of the most iconic surviving artefacts of the Revolution, General Washington’s Headquarters Tent. The Tent served as both Washington’s office and sleeping quarters throughout much of the American Revolutionary War.

Tips for Visiting the Museum of the American Revolution

  • Purchase a City Pass in advance to avoid lines and queues. See our Museum Shop for offers.
  • The Museum is open daily from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.
  • The Museum is located at 101 South Third Street, Philadelphia, PA at the corner of 3rd and Chestnut Streets.
  • The Museum offers self-checking for coats and lockers for personal items and baggage.
  • The Museum allows guests to carry small bags and backpacks in the galleries.
  • There are several parking garages located within a mile from the Museum.

Museum of the American Revolution

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  • A modern Museum packed with historical artifacts.
  • A good chronological journey of the American Revolution.
  • Immersive gallery experiences with full-scale replicas.
  • General Washington’s Headquarters Tent is presented as a theatre experience.
  • Interesting Museum Shop for US History devotees.
  • If you’re into the American Revolution or the musical “Hamilton”, this is the museum for you.

Museum Highlights

  • George Washington’s Tent
  • Original proclamation and newspapers from the period.
  • Military equipment from both sides of the conflict
  • Washington’s Silver camp cups from his field equipment
  • Wartime correspondence and books
  • Various flags from the American Revolution
  • Paintings showing incidence from the American Revolution
  • Soldiers’ letters and books


“We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately.”
– Benjamin Franklin


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