Spring Break 2024 at the MuseumMarch 23-April 7, 2024
March into spring break at the Museum to explore what life was like during the Revolutionary War from March 23-April 7 with a new special exhibition, neighborhood walking tours, family-friendly crafts, in-gallery talks, and more for guests of all ages.
Special Exhibition: Witness to Revolution: The Unlikely Travels of Washington's Tent
Onsite (Patriots Gallery) | Daily, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Our newest special exhibition, Witness to Revolution: The Unlikely Travels of Washington's Tent, open beginning Feb. 17, 2024, brings to life the stories of individuals from all walks of life who saved George Washington’s tent and fashioned this relic into a symbol of the fragile American republic. Don't miss a 10-minute, in-gallery talk with a Museum educator about the duties of soldiers in the Commander in Chief's guard.
Walking & Guided Tours
Onsite & Old City Neighborhood | Daily Options Available (additional ticket required)
Explore the Revolutionary era with an expert! Join a Museum educator to explore our Revolutionary neighborhood and imagine what life was like in the 1700s on a 1.5-hour walking tour that covers about a mile and stops outside iconic sites (offered daily). Also available on Saturdays and Sundays, join a Museum educator for a 60-minute guided highlights tour of the core exhibit galleries highlighting objects and hearing about how the diverse groups of people living in North America experienced the American Revolution.
Onsite (Lower Level) | Daily, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Explore Revolution Place, the Museum’s family-friendly discovery center, which brings to life Old City’s lively, diverse neighborhood during the1700s and invites visitors to learn through hands-on exploration. Kids of all ages can immerse themselves in four historical environments – a military encampment, a tavern, a parlor, and an 18th-century meeting house – to experience the places where the American Revolution took root. Don't miss family-friendly crafts, including making your own version of Washington's tent and a Rhode Island Regiment hat.
History Explorer Meet Up: Where Did Washington Sleep?
Onsite (Rotunda) | Saturdays, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Where did George Washington sleep during the Revolutionary War? Join Museum educators on Saturdays during spring break to learn about the bed General Washington slept on in his tent, how the bed traveled, and how his bed compared to that of a common soldier.
Craft: Color Your Own Diamond Eagle
Onsite (Rotunda) | Fridays-Sundays
Color your own version of the Diamond Eagle of the Society of Cincinnati — an exquisite jewel-encrusted medal owned and worn by George Washington. The Diamond Eagle is the badge of the president general of the Society of the Cincinnati, an organization founded by officers of the Continental Army at the end of the Revolutionary War to preserve the memory of the American Revolution for all time. Officers of the French Navy commissioned the Diamond Eagle as a special tribute to Washington.
Discovery Cart: Deborah Sampson
Onsite (Rotunda) | Fridays-Sundays
Join a Museum educator to learn about the life and Revolutionary War service of Deborah Sampson, a Massachusetts woman who dressed as a man to serve in the Continental Army. At this discovery cart, you will encounter replica objects and documents related to Sampson, including a copy of Abner Weston's journal that described Sampson's service during the war.