Take a journey through the American Revolution and the founding of America at the Museum of the American Revolution - one of the best ways to start a historical trip to Philadelphia.
The museum features exhibits organized in chronological order that take visitors from the early signs of conflict in Boston in the 1760s to the first shots fired in the War of Independence, to the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776 and beyond.
Here, you’ll explore all aspects of the Revolution, from what life was like when America was a British Colony, to signs of unrest, to pivotal battles and the men and women who fought in them, to the writing of the first state Constitutions and more. Hands-on and immersive experiences give you a unique point-of-view on some of the major events of the American Revolution.
Examine the museum’s collection of several hundred objects, including recently discovered and rare artwork, sculpture, textiles and uniforms, weapons used during the Revolutionary War (including muskets, swords, powder horns, cartridge boxes, and more), manuscripts, rare books, maps, and transcripts.