Tips for Visiting
For tips to help you prepare for your visit, we have provided answers below to the most frequently asked questions about the Museum.
Planning Your Visit
The Museum of the American Revolution is located at 101 South Third Street, Philadelphia, PA at the corner of 3rd and Chestnut Streets in Philadelphia Old City District neighborhood.
Advance reservations are strongly recommended for all visitors, including Members. Tickets are timed and are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Tickets to the Museum can be purchased online, by phone (215-253-6731) or at the Museum. Tickets are good for two consecutive days.
General Admission is $24 for adults (walk-up, in-person) or $21 for adults (online purchase only), $19 for seniors, students (with ID), military (with ID), and teachers (with ID), $13 for youth ages 6 to 17. Children ages 5 and under are free. The Museum also offers a Family Four-Pack (two adult GA tickets and two youth GA tickets) for $55, available online only.
Daily, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Note: The Museum is closed on Election Day (next: May 16, 2023), Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.
Cross Keys Café
Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday, 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The Museum Shop is open during the Museum’s operating hours. All guests must enter through the Museum’s main entrance. The Museum’s online shop is available and offers a wide range of books, gifts, and apparel for all ages.
Still and video photography is permitted for noncommercial use only in the Museum and exhibitions, unless otherwise posted. For the safety of our visitors and collections, the use of tripods, monopods, and selfie sticks is not permitted at any time. Please refrain from any flash photography while in the Museum.
Notice: Visitors may be filmed, photographed, or recorded by the Museum of the American Revolution for educational and promotional uses, including for posting on the Museum’s and other public websites.
Learn more about the health and safety measures in place to ensure the safest and most enjoyable experience for all on our Health & Safety at the Museum page.
Yes, there are benches located throughout select galleries for you to rest during your visit. The exhibition is divided into four sections, each section is accessible from our second floor court and guests can enter and exit the galleries as they wish to rest or use the restrooms. Please see our Museum map for the location of these doors.
The Museum offers unstaffed self-check for coats. Guests are allowed to carry small bags and backpacks in the Museum galleries. The Museum does offer lockers for personal items and larger baggage. The standard rental time is four hours, with an option to extend if needed.
The prices for locker rentals are:
- $3 for standard size baggage (1 bag).
- $4 for large size baggage (2 bags).
- $5 for jumbo size baggage (3 bags or more).
The Museum is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
There are several parking garages located within a mile from the Museum:
- Bourse Garage, 400 Ranstead Street
- Park America, 27 South 3rd Street
- Parkway Corporation, 36 South 2nd Street
- E-Z Park, 36 Front Street
- Short Parking Corp, 37 South 2nd Street
- The Autopark at Olde City, 125 South 2nd Street
- Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District
- Patriot Parking, 101 Market Street
- Central Parking, 800 Market Street
Discounted parking for Museum Members at the Bourse Garage and The Autopark at Olde City. Present your Membership Card at the front desk of the Museum to receive your discount.
There are a number of hotels within walking distance to the Museum and to additional Philadelphia attractions. Check out a list of hotels nearby.
Manual wheelchairs are available free of charge at the Reception Desk for use within the Museum on a first-come, first-serve basis.
To manage capacity, tickets are sold on a timed basis. For guaranteed entry, we recommend that you purchase your admission tickets in advance online or by phone. You may print your tickets at home or access them on your smartphone. Same-day tickets at the front desk are available on a first-come, first-served basis and may sell out, especially on weekends.
Ticket Valid for Two Days
Each ticket is valid for two consecutive days, based on availability. There is no limit on the length of time of your visit (within operating hours).
Please note that each visitor requires a ticket. Children ages 5 and under are free, but adults still need to obtain free tickets for all children either online or at the Museum.
Still Have Questions?
If you have questions about your ticket, please contact our Guest Services team at [email protected] or 215-253-6731.
No, you do not have to print your ticket(s). We can scan the ticket(s) from your phone or print the ticket(s) for you at the Front Desk.
First off, don't panic. It happens. We've got your back. We will happily assist you at the Front Desk upon your arrival and work you into the next available time slot.
Any Day tickets allow visitors flexibility to buy tickets for Museum access without picking a specific date or time for their visit. Any Day Tickets are valid for the date the ticket is used and the following day. They make great gifts for friends and family planning a visit to the Museum!
Online ticket orders are delivered via email from [email protected] immediately after you submitted your order. Museum tickets are delivered as an email attachment. Please check your spam or junk folder for the email if you don't see it in your inbox.
If you still do not see the email containing your tickets, please contact [email protected] or call 215-253-6731.
The Museum of the American Revolution now participates in the North American Reciprocal Museum (NARM) Association program. If you are a qualifying member of a museum or organization outside a 15-mile radius that participates in NARM, please visit our Front Desk at the beginning of your visit to obtain timed admission ticket(s) by presenting your membership card, which must have the NARM logo preprinted on the card or a NARM sticker. Unfortunately, advance orders via phone or web are not accepted. You will receive free general admission during normal business hours for up to two named adults and up to four children under 18 (guests not included), member discounts for public programming, and 10% off in the Museum Shop and Cross Keys Café.
Yes! If you’re sightseeing in Philadelphia, CityPASS is for you. Create your own Philadelphia sightseeing experience, including Museum of the American Revolution. Save 40 percent or more on admission to your choice of 3, 4, or 5 top attractions with Philadelphia CityPASS. Valid for nine days.
Yes! The Museum offers a number of ways to save on the price of admission. The Museum is happy to offer discounts for general admission adult tickets and family four packs purchased online as well as to seniors (65 and over), educators, active duty or retired military, and to students with a valid ID. The Museum offers free admission to Museum Members, children (5 and under), Pennsylvania ACCESS cardholders, and SNAP recipients through the Museums for All program.
The Museum also often offers joint tickets or ticket discounts with partner institutions. Please visit the Hours & Admission page to learn more about ways to save that are currently being offered.
Other Frequently Asked Questions
Yes! The Museum offers a number of early access tours, highlights tours, audio tours, walking tours, relaxed experience mornings, and more. Explore the Museum with an expert on a guided tour and enhance your experience with additional insight into the artifacts and exhibits, behind-the-scenes details of the Museum’s creation, and opportunities to dig deeper into the stories behind objects on display.
Yes! Sign up for our monthly email newsletter that includes updates and upcoming special events.
For more information about Museum Membership, please visit the Become a Member page on our website.
We do not, but Any Day tickets make great gifts for friends and family, offering the same flexibility as a gift card! Any Day tickets allow recipients flexibility to use tickets for Museum access without picking a specific date or time for their visit.