A Revolutionary Summer
Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia
The Museum's special exhibition is open through November 26, 2023.
"... an essential American story"
In our newest special exhibition, explore the lives James Forten and his descendants as they navigated cross-racial relationships in Philadelphia from the American Revolution through the Civil War and Reconstruction to become leaders in the abolition and women's suffrage movements.
Explore More at the Museum
Family-friendly exhibits and activities around the Museum give visitors of all ages the opportunity to explore what freedom means.
Revolution PlaceSaturdays & Sundays, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
The Museum’s family-friendly discovery center, Revolution Place, brings to life the Museum’s lively, diverse Old City neighborhood during the 1700s and invites visitors to learn through hands-on exploration.
True Colours Flag Project
Learn more about the process of recreating and the history behind the flags flown by 18th-century ships at sea during the Revolutionary War with the Museum's True Colours Flag Project.
Neighborhood Walking Tours
On Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, join a Museum educator on our Black Founders of Philadelphia outdoor tour to explore Old City Philadelphia’s rich Black history, including stops at iconic sites like Mother Bethel African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church. On Sundays, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, join an educator on our Revolutionary City outdoor tour to explore our Revolutionary neighborhood and imagine what life was like in the 1700s.
Black Voices of the Revolution
On Saturdays and Sundays at noon, join a Museum educator for this 60-minute tour of the core exhibit galleries highlighting a diverse set of stories, experiences, and objects related to people of African descent during the American Revolution.
Ways to Save
See and do more for less with discounted ticket prices and special deals.
Online Exclusive Ticket Discounts
The Museum is currently offering two ticket discounts available with online purchase only, including a Family Four-Pack (two adult GA tickets and two youth GA tickets) for $57 as well as Adult GA tickets for $22 ($24 if purchased at the Museum).
Blue Star Museums Program
The Museum is proud to be part of the Blue Star Museums program, which offers free admission to active-duty military personnel, including the National Guard and Reserves, and their families from Armed Forces Day, May 20, through Labor Day.
Ticket Discount with AAMP
Visitors can receive $4 off admission to the Museum of the American Revolution when they show their ticket stub from the African American Museum in Philadelphia (AAMP). Discounts can be redeemed by showing AAMP ticket stubs at the front desk.
Explore Historic Philadelphia
Make the Museum your first stop in historic Philadelphia before exploring Revolutionary history throughout the city.
Ride Philly PHLASHDaily service runs April 28 through Labor Day
The Philly PHLASH Downtown Loop is an affordable, visitor-friendly public transit service managed by the Independence Visitor Center, which provides access to 19 stops located near must-see attractions, from Penn's Landing to Fairmount Park. Don't forget to stop at the Museum — Stop 16!
Explore Old City
The Museum's Old City Philadelphia neighborhood is known as America’s most historic square mile. Whether you come to experience Old City as a visitor, a resident, or a business person, you’ll find resources on Old City District's website to help you discover and get involved in this charming, creative, multi-layered district.
Made By Us: 2023 Civic Season
The Museum is proud to partner with Made By Us for their 2023 Civic Season, which spans from Juneteenth to the Fourth of July to mobilize a movement to understand our past and shape our future.
From the Museum Shop
Shop these staff picks from the Museum Shop to have yourself a Revolutionary summer!
"Washington Slept Here" T-shirt$27.00
Get in on the joke with this "George Washington slept here" t-shirt featuring an image of his Revolutionary War tent, a place we can confidently say he slept.
American Flag Cap$29.99
Seriously, though, what dad wouldn't want to wear this Stars and Stripes ballcap?
Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia$38.00
The book serves as catalog for the Museum's special exhibition, Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia, which explores the story of free Black Philadelphian James Forten and his descendants.