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

Experience the Museum from anywhere

Digital Resources

While the Museum of the American Revolution is closed to the public, you can explore the Museum and its content from anywhere with free digital resources for all ages, including a Virtual Museum Tour, a Virtual Field Trip, a rich archive of Read the Revolution book excerpts, a digitized collection of the Museum's art and artifacts, and more.

Keep the kids busy while school's closed with teacher and student resources for learning about the American Revolution. Check out the Museum's comprehensive lesson plans full of primary sources, high-quality images, and provocative questions. Download the materials here. Print out our free “Color the Collection” coloring book for kids to create their own colorful works of art based on treasures from the Museum’s collection. Download the PDF here.

And don't miss out on virtual programming, including Virtual Spring Break from April 6-17.

Be sure to follow the Museum (@amrevmuseum) on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for daily content and updates during the closure.

 

Virtual Field Trip

Go behind-the-scenes at the Museum with Scholastic’s “Beyond the Battlefield” virtual field trip to the Museum with host Lauren Tarshis, author of the I Survived series of children’s historical fiction novels. Along the way, meet members of the Museum's education and curatorial teams, see real artifacts and documents, learn the stories of two teenagers who served during the Revolutionary War, and see the actual tent that George Washington lived in. Plus, the downloadable Beyond the Battlefield Classroom Kit (Grades 2 – 8) contains a Revolutionary War vocabulary list and discussion questions to supplement your virtual field trip.

Virtual Museum Tour

Experience the Museum’s award-winning, immersive galleries with this Virtual Museum Tour featuring 360-degree, high-resolution images. Using the virtual tour, explore a 360-degree view of the Museum’s nearly two-story replica of America’s first Liberty Tree; mingle among men and women from the Oneida Indian Nation as they discuss whether to support the British or Revolutionaries; navigate aboard a large-scale replica of an 18th-century privateer ship to discover the war at sea, and more.

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Read the Revolution Archives

The Museum’s popular bi-weekly Read the Revolution e-newsletter offers a curated collection of excerpts from thought-provoking books about the American Revolution. Check out the archive of Read the Revolution excerpts here. Plus, access archived livestreams of the Museum’s Read the Revolution Speaker Series, including talks by Stephen Brumwell, Vincent Brown, and T.H. Breen.

Digital Museum Collection

The Museum has an impressive collection of Revolutionary-era objects, works of art, manuscripts, and printed works. Selected treasures from the collection are now available online, including objects used or owned by General George Washington, a rare canteen marked USTATES, elaborately engraved powder horns, and the first newspaper printing of the Declaration of Independence.

Watch Archived Programs

Read the Revolution

Read the Revolution with T.H. Breen

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Read the Revolution with Stephen Brumwell

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Read the Revolution with Vincent Brown

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Cost of Revolution

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