A Revolutionary Summer
What does freedom mean to you? Throughout the Museum's Revolutionary Summer, special events and exhibits offer visitors of all ages the opportunity to explore what the American Revolution's promises of liberty and equality mean for all people. Plus, don't miss your last chance to see Liberty: Don Troiani's Paintings of the Revolutionary War before the special exhibition closes Sept. 5.
Plan your visit today!
Upcoming Summer Events
Join us from Memorial Day through Labor Day for exciting events and holiday weekends for the whole family.
Memorial Day Weekend at the MuseumMay 27-30, 2022
2022 Lenfest Spirit of the American Revolution Award GalaJune 9, 2022 from 6-10 p.m.
Flag Day Weekend at the MuseumJune 11-14, 2022
Juneteenth at the MuseumJune 18-20, 2022
Father's Day Weekend: Revolution in Miniatures Presented by the Artist Preservation GroupJune 18-19, 2022
AmRev Presents: An Evening with Artist Don TroianiJune 28, 2022 from 5:15-8 p.m.
Fourth of July Weekend at the MuseumJuly 1-5, 2022
Ways to Save
See and do more for less with discounted ticket prices, online exclusives, and special deals.
Online Exclusive Ticket DiscountsAvailable with online purchase only
The Museum offers two ticket discounts available with online purchase only, including a Family Four-Pack (two adult GA tickets and two youth GA tickets) for $51 as well as Adult GA tickets for $19 ($21 if purchased at the Museum).
National Constitution Center Joint TicketNow on sale!
Get the whole story of the journey from “We hold these truths” to “We the People!” Together, the Museum and the NCC offer visitors a joint ticket that includes admission to both museums for a discounted price. Joint tickets are available online or in person at both museums. Adult joint tickets are available for $29 (savings of $6.50), youth tickets for $19 (savings of $5), and family packs (2 adults and 2 kids) for $90 (savings of $29).
Ticket Discount Offer with AAMPOffer now available!
Visitors can save up to $6 per person when they get tickets to both the Museum and the African American Museum in Philadelphia (AAMP), with reduced parking at AAMP available upon request. Discounts can be redeemed by showing museum ticket stubs at the front desk.
Liberty: Don Troiani's Paintings of the Revolutionary War
Explore the dramatic and research-based works of nationally renowned historical artist Don Troiani to bring the compelling stories about the diverse people and complex events of the American Revolution to life before the exhibit closes on Sept. 5.
Last Chance to Explore!
The first major exhibition of Troiani’s original artwork, Liberty plunges visitors into some of the most pivotal events of America’s fight for independence and reveal Troiani’s research-based artistic process. This special exhibition brings together for the first time in public more than 40 of Troiani’s original Revolutionary War paintings and pairs them with dozens of artifacts from his personal collection as well as the Museum and other lenders.
Families can explore the exhibit using a printed Family Guide full of games and activities, follow a scavenger hunt and win a prize, and enjoy Revolutionary era dress-up clothing, and puzzles.
Included in regular Museum admission
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 PlaceOpen daily, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m., June 11 through Labor Day
True Colours Flag ProjectOn display Flag Day weekend through Labor Day
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.
Explore Historic Philadelphia
Make the Museum your first stop in historic Philadelphia before exploring Revolutionary history throughout the city.
Walking Tour: Revolutionary CityOffered Saturdays at 2 p.m. beginning in June
Join an educator to explore our Revolutionary neighborhood and imagine what life was like in the 1700s. This one-hour guided tour covers about a mile and stops outside iconic sites including City Tavern, Independence Hall, and Carpenters Hall to discuss the experiences of everyday people in the Revolutionary era. Don’t forget to save time to explore the Museum before or after your tour!
Ride Philly PHLASHDaily Service Memorial Day Weekend 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!
Now On Display: Phillis Wheatley Letter Rebuking Slavery
A searing rebuke of slavery and a soaring defense of human equality, a 1774 newspaper printing of a letter written by African American poet Phillis Wheatley is on display through July 4, 2022.
“In every breast, God has implanted a principle, which we call love of freedom"
The newly acquired document, thanks to a gift from American Heritage Credit Union and the Museum’s Collections Society, is an original printing of Wheatley’s Feb. 11, 1774, letter to Presbyterian Minister and Mohegan Indian Samson Occom, which was printed on the front page of the April 1, 1774, edition of the Connecticut Journal newspaper.In The News
Lenfest Spirit of the American Revolution Award
This Museum is pleased to honor award-winning filmmaker, literary scholar, and journalist Henry Louis Gates Jr. as the 2022 recipient.
Awards Gala on June 9
The Museum of the American Revolution's Lenfest Spirit of the American Revolution Award was created and endowed in 2016 by the Museum’s late Founding Chairman H.F. (Gerry) Lenfest to honor individuals who advance public awareness and understanding of history and its relevance in the ongoing American experiment. We invite you to join us on Thursday, June 9 for the Lenfest Spirit of the American Revolution Award Gala as we honor Henry Louis Gates Jr. as the 2022 recipient. Additionally, Governor Edward G. Rendell will be honored as the inaugural Chairman's Award recipient.
From the Museum Shop
Shop these staff picks from the Museum Shop to have yourself a Revolutionary summer!
American Flag Socks$12.99
Step out into the world in style with a pair of bold red, white, and blue American flag socks. You can rock them with your favorite pair of dress shoes or with your summer sandals, if you so choose (we promise we won't judge!).
American Flag Cap$29.99
Seriously, though, what dad wouldn't want to wear this Stars and Stripes ballcap?
Liberty: Don Troiani's Paintings on the Revolutionary War$29.95
The book serves as catalog for the exhibit of Don Troiani’s work at the Museum, highlights the most pivotal events of America’s fight for independence and reveals Troiani’s research-based artistic process.