Children using a digital interactive at the Museum of the American Revolution

Mission & Vision

When the Museum of the American Revolution opened its doors on April 19, 2017, it fulfilled a promise – made more than a century ago – to create a museum dedicated to telling the rich and complex story of our nation’s founding. Since then, we have delivered an exceptional experience to hundreds of thousands of visitors and established ourselves as a destination that brings history to life in a unique and powerful way.


The Museum uncovers and shares compelling stories about the diverse people and complex events that sparked America’s ongoing experiment in liberty, equality, and self-government.


To ensure that the promise of the American Revolution endures.


These are the core beliefs that define our organization’s character and guide our conduct, both internally and externally. 

Integrity: We commit to being truthful, ethical, accountable, and transparent in all we do. When we make mistakes, we will acknowledge and learn from them.      

Inclusivity: We promise to face hard truths, have open dialogue about the complexities of our nation’s history, and lift up stories that have often gone untold. We want all people to know that they belong here and that we are dedicated to meeting their unique needs.

Collaboration: We believe that we are stronger together and strive to develop meaningful relationships and partnerships. We will empower each other and communicate openly to build trust.

Discovery: We embrace creativity, bold innovation, and a spirit of discovery. We will cultivate an environment that supports passion, curiosity, and risk-taking, and is nimble to adapt as the world changes. 

Empathy: We believe in embracing the voices, viewpoints, and experiences of others and creating thoughtful, personal connections. We will foster a culture of trust, kindness, and respect. 

Stewardship and Sustainability: We believe that history matters; a strong sense of our place in time informs everything we do. We are committed to preserving both our cultural and environmental resources for present and future generations.


In 2019, we created our first Strategic Plan as an operating museum. The plan lays a foundation that will guide our growth as we strive to dramatically extend our reach and broaden our impact by 2026, the 250th celebration of our nation’s founding. In a rapidly changing world, this plan is intended to be a living document that will be continually evaluated and will adapt and evolve over time.