Spring Break at the MuseumApril 9-24, 2022
Explore life on land and at sea during the Revolutionary War throughout Spring Break at the Museum from April 9-24. Join us for family-friendly crafts, in-gallery talks, and stories to learn more about the lives of soldiers and privateers.
Special Exhibition: Liberty: Don Troiani’s Paintings of the Revolutionary War
Onsite (Patriots Gallery) & Online | Daily, 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The Museum's special exhibition, now open through Sept. 5, 2022, immerses visitors in the dramatic and research-based works of nationally renowned historical artist Don Troiani to bring the compelling stories about the diverse people and complex events of the American Revolution to life. Families can explore the exhibit using a printed Family Guide full of games and activities, follow a scavenger hunt and win a prize, and enjoy Revolutionary era dress-up clothing, and puzzles. Liberty is now available as a virtual tour where you can immerse yourself in 360-degree panoramic gallery images, high-resolution photos of the art and artifacts, and a guided audio tour.
Onsite (lower level) | Daily, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The Museum’s family-friendly discovery center, Revolution Place, will be open daily to explore the Museum’s lively, diverse Old City neighborhood during the 1700s through hands-on exploration in four key recreated historical environments, including a military encampment, a tavern, a home, and an 18th-century meeting house. Don’t miss themed crafts and activities, including making a whirligig and rolling cartridges for the Continental Army.
History Explorer Meet Up: Spring Training with the Continental Army
Onsite (ticket required) | April 16, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
It’s springtime, and the Continental Army is getting ready to march out of Valley Forge! Join Museum staff for this hour-long, family-friendly event that will find everyone mustering to attention. First, discover the uniforms and clothing worn by soldiers and camp followers, which could be a whole range of colors and styles depending on who you were, where you came from, and even your role in the military. Then, practice putting up our tents and learning our maneuvers as we become a company ready for the battlefield.
Stories on Deck: Life at Sea
Onsite | Daily, 3 p.m.
All hands on deck on the Museum’s replica sloop! Join a Museum educator for a story about what life was like at sea during the Revolutionary War.
Discovery Cart: Land & Sea
Onsite | Daily
Join a Museum educator to explore replica handling objects and learn more about life on land and sea, including what life was like for soldiers, sailors, and camp followers during the Revolutionary War.
In-Gallery Talks: Children’s Toys and My Favorite Object
Onsite | Daily
At the 10-minute in-gallery talk on children’s toys, join a Museum educator for a pop-up talk about objects relating to children during the Revolutionary War. At the 10-minute, in-gallery talk on favorite objects, join a Museum educator for a pop-up talk on their favorite object in the Museum.