Museum of the
American Revolution

A ground-breaking new museum opening in Philadelphia in 2017.

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Location

A Historic Neighborhood

The Museum will be located in the historic heart of Philadelphia, the city that served as the headquarters of America’s founding. The site was acquired through a land exchange with the National Park Service and is just two blocks from Independence Hall, across the street from Carpenter’s Hall, where the Continental Congress first met, and within a block of Benjamin Franklin’s home.

Building

State of the Art Facility

Designed by the internationally recognized firm of Robert A.M. Stern Architects, the Museum will rise three stories above the street and, with a full basement, will encompass 118,000 total square feet. This includes permanent and temporary exhibit galleries, theaters, education spaces, collection storage, a café, a retail store, offices and a welcoming lobby area.

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Immersive & Dynamic

Original artifacts, immersive settings, and dynamic theaters will take visitors on a journey from the roots of conflict to the outbreak of fighting, and from the bold Declaration of Independence through the long years of warfare and the creation of a new nation in our engaging galleries. 

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Goal

150 Million

Current

124 Million

Help make it possible

The $150 million Campaign for the Museum of the American Revolution will support the effort to build and open the Museum, including an endowment and operating reserve to ensure its success. A generous challenge grant issued by Museum Chairman H.F. (Gerry) Lenfest will, for a limited time, double the impact of gifts to support the Campaign. Make your tax-deductible gift today! As a private non-partisan non-profit organization, all gifts to the Museum of the American Revolution are tax deductible.

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