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Museum of the American Revolution tickets

Gate Prices Adult $19.00
Child (3-12) $12.00

Brief summary:

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.

Your Museum of the American Revolution tickets include:
  • General Admission tickets to the Museum of the American Revolution which includes all museum exhibits.
Exhibit highlights:
  • The Road to Independence: learn all about how the Revolution started and people became Revolutionaries more than a decade before the “shot heard ‘round the world” officially started the Revolutionary War.
  • The Darkest Hour: this exhibit examines the American spirit and the challenges faced by all those who went to battle during the darkest hours of the Revolution – and how they triumphed. Here, you’ll see how declaring independence was just the start of a long, hard-fought journey for the American people.
  • A Revolutionary War: discover what made the Revolutionary War so, well, revolutionary. Could enslaved people find liberty in serving in the American or British Armies? Witness the final years of the war unfold from Yorktown in 1781 to the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1783 in an immersive theater experience.
  • A New Nation: explore how, with its new hard-fought freedom, the United States of America created a nation founded on the principles of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness; from the war’s end to the creation of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights and everything in between. In this exhibit, you’ll also have a chance to learn about how it was considered an incomplete Revolution, as it promised freedom and liberty for many-but not all, including women, Native Americans, and African Americans.
  • Washington’s War Tent: follow General George Washington to his Headquarters Tent in this inspiring and fully immersive film to conclude your visit.
Tips for visiting:
  • Consider making the Museum of the American Revolution one of your first attraction visits; this museum is a great introduction to many of Philadelphia’s other Revolutionary-era landmarks and attractions.
  • The Main Galleries are located up the grand staircase in the core exhibition area.
Fun facts:
  • The Museum of the American Revolution opened on April 19, 2017, on the anniversary of the battles of Lexington and Concord, the first battles of the Revolutionary War.
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Hours

Daily 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Closings

Holidays Hours - The Museum will be closed on New Year's Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day., Sunday, Dec. 24 - 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Monday, Dec. 25 - CLOSED
Tuesday, Dec. 26 - Sunday, Dec. 31 - 10:00 am - 6:00 pm (9:30 am for Members
Monday, Jan. 1, 2018 - CLOSED

Address

101 South Third Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Driving Directions

The Museum is conveniently located just steps away from Independence Hall and within easy reach of Interstates 95 and 76, Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station, and the Philadelphia International Airport.

Public Transportation

SEPTA buses stopping near the Museum include routes 5, 9, 17, 21, 33, 38, 42, 44, 48, 57, and 121. All SEPTA Regional Rail Lines serve Jefferson Station at 10th and Market Streets, which is a few blocks’ walk or a quick ride on the bus or subway. SEPTA Market-Frankford Line has stations at both 2nd and 5th Streets on Market, just around the corner. In addition to SEPTA service, PHLASH and other visitor trolleys also make stops within easy reach of the Museum as they navigate through Old City.
 

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