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Museum of the American Revolution
Museum of the American Revolution

Museum of the American Revolution

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108 Reviews
101 S 3rd St, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19106

The Basics

Explore several thousand items—ranging from personal letters and diaries to works of art—from the American Revolution. Highlights include George Washington’s headquarters tent, a 2-story replica of the Liberty Tree, a large-scale replica of an 18th century ship that visitors can climb aboard, and a Revolutionary War cannon. More than 30 audiovisual experiences, including theaters and interactive screens, help tell the story of the American Revolution.

General tickets can be booked online for a specific time and date. Opt for an "anytime" ticket for the most flexibility. Tickets are good for two consecutive days. Admission to the museum is also included in select multi-attraction Philadelphia sightseeing passes.

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Recent reviews from experiences in Philadelphia

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Impressive
Iva_B, Jul 2021
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Impressive and awe inspiring Our favorite event was Washington’s tent s as nd the movie that accompanied it!
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Did not disappoint!
KimT, Jul 2021
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The American Revolution museum was incredible. We had my husband and myself, along with our 9 year older son. Each one of us enjoyed the exhibits and had new learning to take away. We especially enjoyed seeing Washington’s tent and reading more about the key players and other groups of people affected by the war. Being from the South, we really enjoyed reading about how the war affected the South.
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Trip to Washington’s War Tent!
Carol_S, Jul 2021
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The Washington War Tent was incredible so was the docent in the hall who stayed afterwards to tell us the story of the minister who bought the tent but sold pieces of it as relics and also taught us about the Navy Flag display and the messaging! We loved her!
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It was informative and enjoyable
Love, Jul 2021
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I enjoyed the museum the look and feel of it, A great retrospective of the history of our flags. the galleries were organized well.The information was laid out in chronological order We just enjoyed experience our history. Thank you Jay ritter
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Great museum
Selette_M, Jul 2021
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A great afternoon of revolution highlights! Will definitely go again and recommend. The short films and over exits were fantastic
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Museum of the American Revolution
CJP, Jun 2021
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The museum was wonderful. The “ Washington “ War Tent and its presentation was very impressive. I would recommend this for anyone spending time in Philadelphia.
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Museum Of the American Revolution
Diane_O, May 2021
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I love this museum, quite a trip in History! The museum is laid out nicely, walk thru history. I hope to go back again, and this will be the first stop!
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Great Educational Museum
JeffWong, Apr 2021
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Great Museum. Well organized.. Chronologically display events of the revolution that made it really easy for the kids to follow. The movies are really great production.
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The Museum of the American Revolution
AnitaWiner, Mar 2021
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A very interesting museum with easy entry. Loved seeing Washington’s tent! Interesting movies and gift shop.
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Educating
Deborah_K, Oct 2020
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It was a great day. There weren’t many people so we were able to see everything rather quickly . We learned a lot from our visit
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Overwhelming!
gnpenley, Aug 2019
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A fantastic experience. I am an amateur historian; I was brought to tears several times during my visit. Despite my previous detailed study of twelve years, I learned much more at the Museum of the American Revolution. I cannot thank you enough!
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Must see.
Jeanne B, Oct 2019
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Well laid out. Decent audio tour. I learned a lot even though I consider myself pretty well read on the American Revolution. Plan 2-3 hours.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The Museum of the American Revolution is ideal for those with an interest in history, particularly early American history.

  • Audio guides are available for rent, and paid guided tours are also available.

  • The museum offers an unmanned self-check for coats and paid lockers for bag storage.

  • There is an on-site cafe and gift shop.

  • The museum is wheelchair accessible.

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How to Get There

The museum is located in the historic heart of Philadelphia, just two blocks away from Independence Hall. The closest Metro stations are 2nd Street and 5th Street. A number of SEPTA buses also stop nearby, including bus nos. 5, 9, 17, 21, 33, 38, 42, 44, 48, 57, and 121. The PHLASH bus (with seasonal operations) and visitor trolleys also stop in the area. Street parking is tough to find, but there are paid parking lots and garages nearby.

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When to Get There

The museum is open daily, with extended hours during the summer, and holiday closures for Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Years Day. There’s lots to see and experience at the museum, and many visitors spend at least 90 minutes here.

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Museums in the Historic District

Philadelphia’s Historic District is home to a numerous museums. In addition to the Museum of the American Revolution, other popular museums include the National Constitution Center, the African American Museum in Philadelphia, the National Museum of American Jewish History, the National Liberty Museum, and the Benjamin Franklin Museum.

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