Independence Day Celebration
How will you #BeTheRevolution? This Independence Day, the Museum of the American Revolution is asking visitors and passersby to declare how they are carrying forward the American Revolution by adding a personalized ribbon to a flag-shaped “Declarations Wall” on the Museum’s outdoor plaza from Saturday, June 29 – Sunday, July 7. Submissions will be collected onsite and online on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using #BeTheRevolution
Inside the Museum, visitors can explore the history and continuing legacy of the Declaration of Independence with special programs and activities for all ages. Create Independence Day-inspired crafts to take home at “History in the Making” craft tables. Visitors can sign their name to a giant Declaration of Independence in the Museum’s rotunda and take home a complimentary pocket-sized Declaration. In the Museum’s core exhibition, a gallery dedicated to the Declaration of Independence will feature a 1776 broadside printing of the Declaration.
Representatives from Philadelphia’s The Fabric Workshop also will be onsite to teach visitors historic techniques of flag making July 1st and 3rd.
In the Museum’s discovery center, Revolution Place, the whole family can explore 18th-century Philadelphia through immersive environments, interactive touchscreens, reproduction objects, and special programs from 12 pm - 4 pm.
On Monday, July 1, visitors will receive free admission to the Museum as part of the Wawa Welcome America celebration. Tickets will be available to be reserved in advance only at www.welcomeamerica.com, while supplies last.
Tickets to Washington’s War Tent, the Museum’s signature theater experience, will be available for $5/person at the Museum’s front desk.
On Monday, July 1 and Wednesday, July 3 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., representatives from Philadelphia’s The Fabric Workshop will be onsite to teach visitors historic techniques of flag making and invite guests to make their own craft to take home.
On Tuesday, July 2 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., a costumed historical interpreter portraying Thomas Jefferson, the original author of the Declaration, will meet and greet visitors and pose for photos. At 1 p.m., visitors can sing happy birthday to America and enjoy a free slice of cake in honor of the nation's real birthday – July 2 – the date that Continental Congress declared independence from Great Britain.