Beginning on Wednesday, June 23, the Museum will be open daily from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. with health and safety protocols in place.  Plan Your Visit

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Join the Museum for a weeklong Independence Day observation with special events and activities for all ages to discover the American Revolution and its ongoing relevance. Explore what freedom means to you and consider how you are carrying forward the Revolution’s promises of liberty and equality. 

AmRev Quizzo: Symbols of Independence
Online | Thursday, July 1 from 6-7:30 p.m.
From flags to fireworks, what did past Fourth of July celebrations look like? Which traditions are from the pages of history and which recent ones are pure Philly? Join this free virtual trivia hosted by staff of the Museum and the American Civil War Museum for a lively competition with no history degree required.

In-Gallery Talks: Declaration of Independence
Onsite | Daily
Enjoy a 10-minute pop-up talk in the Museum’s Declaration of Independence gallery to explore more about what the "promise of equality" meant for all people.

First-Person Theatrical Performance: Meet Elizabeth Freeman
Onsite & Online | Daily

Watch the original first-person theatrical performance portraying the life and experiences of Elizabeth Freeman, a Massachusetts woman who sued for her freedom from enslavement and won. "Meet Elizabeth Freeman" stars Tiffany Bacon as Elizabeth Freeman and was written by Teresa Miller.

Contactless Discovery Cart: Soldier’s Pack
Onsite | Daily
Meet a Museum educator and view replica objects to learn more about what Continental Army soldiers would carry in their knapsack, such as a fire-starting kit and a 18th-century whirligig.

Flags and Founding Documents, 1776-Today Exhibit
Onsite | Daily

The Museum’s summer exhibit will showcase dozens of rare American flags alongside historic early state constitutions and the first printing of the proposed U.S. Constitution of 1787 to shed light on the triumphs and tensions that the United States faced as new states joined the union. The exhibit will trace the evolution of the American flag by featuring an example of each iteration as new states were added.

True Colours Flag Project on Display
Onsite | Daily

The Museum will fly handmade replicas of flags flown by privateers and navy ships at sea during the Revolutionary era as part of our True Colours Flag Project. Explore the work of women like Elizabeth “Betsy” Ross, Rebecca Flower Young, and other Philadelphia seamstresses who supported the Revolutionary War, and learn how 18th-century sailing vessels utilized a variety of flags to allow them to safely pass through enemy waters.

Add to our Ribbon Flag!
Onsite | Daily
What does freedom mean to you? How will you be the revolution and advance the promise of liberty and equality for all? Write your answer on a ribbon before tying your ribbon to our huge ribbon flag display! Don’t forget to snap a pic with your ribbon and share it with us on social media @amrevmuseum using #HowRevolutionary.

Revolution Place
Onsite | Daily, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. & 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
In the Museum’s family-friendly discovery center Revolution Place, explore 18th-century Philadelphia through immersive environments, interactive touchscreens, replica objects, and special daily programs.

Giveaway: Pocket-sized Declaration of Independence
Onsite | Daily
Receive a pocket-sized Declaration of Independence to take with you as you navigate through the Museum's galleries to learn more about the diverse people and complex events that sparked America’s ongoing experiment in liberty, equality, and self-government.

Gear Up for July 4 in the Museum Shop
Onsite & Online | Daily
From a star-spangled stainless steel water bottle to Stars and Stripes-themed socks and an American flag-festooned cap, the Museum’s Shop has everything you need to gear up for Independence Day. The Museum Shop is open during the Museum’s operating hours or online anytime. 

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Flags and Founding Documents, 1776-Today

Now open through Sept. 6, 2021
The Museum's summer 2021 exhibit showcases dozens of rare American flags alongside historic early state constitutions and the first printing of the proposed U.S. Constitution of 1787 to shed light on the triumphs and tensions that the United States faced as new states joined the Union.
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A Revolutionary Summer

Throughout A Revolutionary Summer, the Museum's special events and exhibits offer visitors of all ages the opportunity to explore the American Revolution and its ongoing relevance.
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True Colours Flag Project

Follow 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.
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