‘Showcasing The Birth Of Our Country!’
The Museum of the American Revolution, steps from the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, is the first National Museum to tell the story of the American Revolution. Two centuries have passed and there was still no national museum that tells the entire story of this remarkable period until now. So this will be a very exciting time in history!
The Museum of the American Revolution Experience & Atmosphere
The museum is located at 3rd and Chestnut Streets in Philadelphia’s historic district!
It has been a bumpy road for all of this to take place. Originally, the museum was to be built in Valley Forge National Historical Park. After almost a decade of negotiations between the National Park Service, the Center reached an agreement with the Park Service to exchange its 78 acres in Valley Forge for its current location in Old City, the site of a former visitors’ center in Independence National Historical Park.
Prior to entering the museum, at the front edge of the plaza, you’ll see five cannons from the Revolutionary period jut out, which was dedicated in honor of philanthropist Gerry Lenfest.
The Museum explores the dynamic story of the American Revolution and its ongoing legacy which uses 3,000 artifacts such as Revolutionary-era weapons, personal items, printed works and manuscripts, and works of art. Immersive galleries, theater experiences, and recreated historical moments 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.
During the dedication ceremony in June 2012, philanthropist H.F. (Gerry) Lenfest announced a $40 million challenge to everyone. Lenfest said,
The American Revolution secured our independence and led to the creation of this great Nation. I am offering this challenge grant because now is the time to establish The Museum of the American Revolution and ensure that the spirit of the American Revolution is carried forward for generations to come.
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Museum of the American Revolution
101 South 3rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
Monday – Sunday | 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Extended Summer Hours
Monday – Sunday | 9:30 am – 6:00 pm
Please note that the last timed-ticket is sold one hour before closing.
Closed on Major Holidays | New Year’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.
Adults | $19
Youth (6-18 yrs old) | $12
Chilrdren (5 & under) | Free
Members | Free
Tickets to the Museum are timed to facilitate entry and will be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis. Visitors are encouraged to book their tickets online beforehand. The Museum is happy to offer discounts to members of the military, AAA, and to students. All discounted tickets must be purchased in person at the Museum with a valid ID.
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