Museum of the American Revolution

Museum of the American Revolution

Museum of the American Revolution
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The Museum of the American Revolution explores the dramatic, surprising story of the American Revolution through its unmatched collection of Revolutionary-era weapons, personal items, documents, and works of art. Immersive galleries, powerful theater experiences, and interactive digital elements bring to life the diverse array of people that created a new nation against incredible odds. Visitors gain a deeper appreciation for how this nation came to be and feel inspired to consider their role in the ongoing promise of the American Revolution. Located just steps away from Independence Hall, the Museum serves as a portal to the region’s many Revolutionary sites, sparking interest, providing context, and encouraging exploration.
Duration: 2-3 hours
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  • 2nd St • 4 min walk
  • 5th St • 5 min walk
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  • NapiliR
    Tampa, Florida274 contributions
    Well Curated and Well Displayed
    I thoroughly enjoyed this museum. I found the history portrayed in such a creative way that although I know quite a bit of history of this era, I was captivated by the way the curators brought the history alive with both the artifacts and the way in which the story of the American Revolution is portrayed. Don't bother with the cafe as it provides minimal food and beverages. That's too bad, as it could have been quite a creative way to continue the history as well as a good way for the museum to raise funds.
    Visited January 2023
    Written January 24, 2023
  • EaglesFan27
    Reading, Pennsylvania631 contributions
    Learned new things
    I had a very good time at the museum. Having learned about the war back in school, I learned a lot of new things and relearned things I had forgotten. They had a lot of nice displays and artifacts. I did not have time for the video, but spend a couple of hours here.
    Visited January 2023
    Written March 10, 2023
  • Judy T
    12 contributions
    Don't Miss This
    This is a small museum with a huge impact. It is well planned and is a nice blend of interactive exhibits, reading and films. There were several well-behaved school groups visiting while I was there. The docents were very good at keeping the children engaged and interested in learning about history.
    Visited March 2023
    Written March 20, 2023
  • Martin F
    3 contributions
    A Must Visit Museum
    This is a must go to museum when in Philadelphia. The exhibits were excellent and the layout worked very well. The actor's presentation at George Washington's tent was a very good performance. I have recommended this museum to friends and they felt the same way.
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 23, 2023
  • Louis L
    7 contributions
    Much more to know
    This museum is a block or two further than the usual sights but I spent three and a half hours there. Even though we learn about this in school, there is much more to know. Did you know: the war lasted until 1783? George Washington was fighting for8 years? Benjamin Lincoln and Alexander Hamilton had key roles at Yorktown? That the Netherlands and Spain had declared war on England? The museum is chronologically laid out and you just follow the winding path through the multitude of exhibits. There are short videos in the theaters and a sound and light show about the Battle of Brandywine. There are stories about all of the many battles that the colonists lost. You come to realize how desperate it all was. Okay, you can see it all in less time than me but I enjoyed every minute that I was there.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written April 24, 2023
  • vakamalua
    610 contributions
    Don't Miss in Historic Area
    A great museum to understand the full story of the American Revolution! We took the 1 hour "Core Exhibit" tour first with Lilly who was a very good guide at giving us an overview of the museum & the history of the revolution while answering all our questions. We then spent another 2 hours going back through the exhibits & watching the films. The information is well curated & presented. We especially appreciated the very important information about the Native American & Enslaved Persons who were used as pawns in this war grounded in economics.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 14, 2023
  • Beverly R
    3 contributions
    Amazing staff to help you understand the history behind the exhibits
    This museum is amazing they have staff who can explain to you. Everything about the exhibits of the history of our nation. The building is beautiful as well. I asked one of the staff how he knew so much about history and found out that he actually had a PhD in history. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful. I would say do not miss this museum if you’re going to visit Philadelphia.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 4, 2023
  • ALLSLC
    Salt Lake City, Utah541 contributions
    Excellent review of our history
    Looking back, I wish I had paid more attention in history as a kid...but here I am, in my 50s and now I care. Found this gem and went towards the end of the day. Wish I had come a little earlier since I was alone and could leisurely read all the signs...it takes closer to 2.5-3 hours, but I got through in 2 by skimming towards the end since they were coming up on closing. Really interesting displays with audio and written accounts, artifacts and dioramas. Learned a lot and enjoyed the presentation. Seems very new, well put together. Because there is a lot of reading, ideally you hit it when there isn't a ton of people there you have to jockey around.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written September 30, 2023
  • Charles S
    Northamptonshire, United Kingdom1,044 contributions
    Impressive Museum
    The Museum of the American Revolution is dedicated to telling the story of the American Revolution. The museum was opened in 2017 and is located at 101 South Third Street. The museum has a collection of several thousand objects including artwork and sculpture, textiles and weapons, manuscripts, and rare books all continuing relevance of the American Revolution. The museum is open on two levels to the public, the first floor includes a museum shop and café which opens onto the street. The first floor interior is around a skylit interior court and features a ticketing lobby, theatre and exhibition gallery. The second floor features galleries and a theatre. If interested in history then this is definitely worth a visit.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 2, 2023
  • Joni P
    Atlanta, Georgia78 contributions
    Don't miss this!
    Fantastic museum that makes history come alive! Films, multi media presentations, authentic artifacts, and the use of most of your senses. Yes the viewer can smell to imagine what Boston Harbor smelled like after the Boston Tea Party. A portrait of King George in 3D that the visitor can touch. A short orientation film on the main floor reveals the biggest treasure here is George Washington's tent he used as a headquarters during battles. To preserve this precious artifact, it is shown in hourly presentations. Don't miss this!
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 19, 2023
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mrs_un0
Philadelphia, PA404 contributions
Nov 2023 • Friends
Came to the museum for a grad school alumni event. The staff were friendly and guided us through the museum to the event space and then allowed us to view one of the many exhibits. Can't wait to return with my son in the near future.
Written 27 November 2023
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beachbiker2018
Los Angeles, CA8 contributions
Nov 2023 • Family
We went on Wed Nov 22, 2023. Not sure what to expeect, and going with family who are fairly hard to please. We all had a great time. We looked around a little, then came downstairs to view the Washington War Tent. Definitely a must see, as it's got a nice story about our first president. Then we finished viewing the upstairs exhibits, and I really enjoyed how they brought the days of the Revolution alive with stories, videos, artifacts and models. I was surprised to learn quite a few new facts about the Revolution. We spent about 2 hours there, and didn't even notice the time go by. I could spent some more time there, but we had another appointment and had to leave. This is one of the places which really makes history fun.
Tip: Take a picture of the program for the day at the bottom of the stairs, so you can refer to it later.
Written 23 November 2023
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Steven
43 contributions
Nov 2023 • Friends
The museum is really well done. Traveled with myself and two friends who are all trained historians, we all felt it was visually appealing, informative, and honest. Displays are a bit busy at times and a lot to read, but the information is good, the exhibits are well thought out, and a narrative was created. We enjoyed it and would recommend for anyone visiting Philadelphia!
Written 17 November 2023
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nephronking
Liverpool, UK3,102 contributions
Nov 2023 • Friends
Definitely come here if you want to learn about the American Revolution and history. Have at least a few hours free to enjoy this wonderful experience.
Written 12 November 2023
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dustythoughts
Manchester, CT2,058 contributions
Nov 2023 • Family
This museum is utterly fantastic! It's a very thoroughly-researched, well-organized museum on the American revolution, starting in the years leading up to the revolution and going well past the US Civil War (1860s). The exhibits are jam-packed with items that are well-curated; it's clear that they put a lot of thought into which items to put on display and how the exhibits should flow together. I really enjoyed the video on George Washington's tent. Even though there's a lot to see (we were here for several hours and I still didn't see everything), it didn't feel overwhelming. One of the better museums I've visited. The building itself is light and airy.
Written 4 November 2023
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Anna
Johnson City, TN4 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
Must stop in Philly to learn about US history. Definitely watch the movie about George Washington's tent!
Written 4 November 2023
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Anne C
6 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
Such an excellent museum. We particularly appreciated all the films that you can see and how informative all the staff were. Also, your ticket allows you 2 days of admission which you could easily use.
All the displays are amazing and there is so much to read and see.
Written 26 October 2023
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Joni P
Atlanta, GA78 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
Fantastic museum that makes history come alive! Films, multi media presentations, authentic artifacts, and the use of most of your senses. Yes the viewer can smell to imagine what Boston Harbor smelled like after the Boston Tea Party. A portrait of King George in 3D that the visitor can touch.
A short orientation film on the main floor reveals the biggest treasure here is George Washington's tent he used as a headquarters during battles. To preserve this precious artifact, it is shown in hourly presentations.
Don't miss this!
Written 19 October 2023
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Lee A
Philadelphia, PA277 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
We saw the exhibit "Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia." It was really fantastic. We learned so much about this important family in Philadelphia's history.
Written 18 October 2023
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Mark L
Evans, GA486 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
We liked it but it is a lot of reading with some good displays. Has some touch exhibits for kids. All in all okay but not a not to miss.
Written 7 October 2023
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Museum of the American Revolution admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost ₱1,329.49, while a popular guided tour starts around ₱332.37 per person.



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