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Upcoming Fall Events

Join us now through Thanksgiving for exciting events and holiday weekends for the whole family.


Indigenous Peoples Weekend featured tradional Oneida Dancers
Oct 08
 

Indigenous Peoples Weekend at the Museum

October 8-10, 2022

Join us at the Museum and online to explore Native American history, culture, and their role in the American Revolution, as part of our annual Indigenous Peoples Weekend celebration.

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Three guests view the Arms of Independence case and touch screen in the Museum galleries.
Oct 09
 

Relaxed Experience Morning at the Museum

October 9, 2022 from 9-10:30 a.m.
Experience the Museum in a calm, crowd-free environment with lower sound effects, higher light levels, no films, sensory guides, and more to create a sensory-friendly experience.
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William Hogeland's headshot of a white man, bald with a beard and glasses, to the left of a photo of the First Bank in Philadelphia.
Oct 18
 

Read the Revolution Speaker Series with William Hogeland

October 18, 2022 from 6:30-8 p.m.
Author and historian William Hogeland joins the Museum's Read the Revolution Speaker Series for a lecture titled Hamilton's Hub: The First Bank of the U.S. in the Creation of the American Economy.
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MoAR Carved Pumpkins
Oct 29
 

Halloween Weekend at the Museum

October 29-30, 2022
This Halloween weekend, join us at the Museum for Revolutionary family-friendly frights and fun, including turnip-carving demonstrations, Revolutionary stencils for your jack-o-lantern, and more. Plus, children ages 12 and under who wear a costume on their visit get $2 off admission!
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British soldiers march towards the Museum led by a drummer as part of the Museum's Occupied Philadelphia living history event in 2019.
Nov 05
 

Occupied Philadelphia 2022

November 5 & 6, 2022
Join us in historic Old City, Philadelphia, as we recreate the dark days of the British occupation with Occupied Philadelphia, the Museum of the American Revolution’s annual flagship living history event.
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A visitor holds a miniature version of George Washington's standard flag in front of photographs of people from the Revolutionary generation who lived into the age of photography.
Nov 11
 

Veterans Day Weekend at the Museum

November 11-13, 2022

This Veterans Day and Veterans Day weekend, join the Museum in honoring America’s first veterans as well as those who have served and continue to serve the nation today.

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Three children watch a demonstration of a cannon by a costumed Museum educator.
Nov 13
 

Relaxed Experience Morning at the Museum

November 13, 2022 from 9-10:30 a.m.
Experience the Museum in a calm, crowd-free environment with lower sound effects, higher light levels, no films, sensory guides, and more to create a sensory-friendly experience.
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A mother takes a photo of her son and daughter sitting on a chair in the Writing the Constitution section inside the Museum galleries. She is bended on one knee as her husband stands next to her.
Nov 25
 

Thanksgiving Weekend at the Museum

November 25-27, 2022
Join the Museum over Thanksgiving weekend to explore the compelling stories about the diverse people and complex events of the American Revolution for the whole family.
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Ways to Save

See and do more for less with discounted ticket prices, online exclusives, and special deals.


A woman points out an object to another woman at the Museum of the American Revolution.
 

Online Exclusive Ticket Discounts

Available with online purchase only!

The Museum is currently offering two ticket discounts available with online purchase only, including a Family Four-Pack (two adult GA tickets and two youth GA tickets) for $55 as well as Adult GA tickets for $21 ($24 if purchased at the Museum).

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Family in front of the National Constitution Center
 

NCC Joint Ticket

Offer now available!

Get the whole story of the journey from “We hold these truths” to “We the People!” Together, the Museum and the National Constitution Center offer visitors a joint ticket that includes admission to both museums for a discounted price. Joint tickets are available online or in person at both museums. Adult joint tickets are available for $29 (savings of $9.50), youth tickets for $19 (savings of $5), and family packs (2 adults and 2 kids) for $90 (savings of $35).

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True Colours Flags with family of four looking over railing.
 

Become a Member

Enjoy exclusive benefits!

The best way to experience the compelling stories of the American Revolution is as a Museum Member! Join today at the level perfect for you or your family to get a year of free Museum admission, free access to the Museum's upcoming Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia special exhibit opening in February 2023, and much more.

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Now on View: Five Years of Collecting the American Revolution

The Museum is highlighting objects recently added to our collection through the end of the year in the Color Guard of the Pennsylvania Society of Sons of the Revolution case on the second floor.

20220805 Elevator Case
Cermics From Archaeological Dig at the site of the Museum include this mug, plate, teacup, and saucer.
Museum of the American Revolution

More than a Century in the Making

Our collection of more than 4,000 artifacts and documents is at the heart of the Museum's experience. The collection, a legacy of the Valley Forge Historical Society, began more than a century ago in 1907. In honor of our fifth anniversary, which we celebrated back in April, we are pleased to share these selections from our collecting and stewardship since we opened in 2017.

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New Special Exhibit Coming Soon

The Museum's upcoming special exhibit, Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia, opens in February 2023.

Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia exhibit graphic featuring a portrait of James Forten.

"... an essential American story."

In the upcoming 2023 special exhibition Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia, the Museum will introduce visitors to James Forten and his descendants as they navigated the American Revolution and cross-racial relationships in Philadelphia to become leaders in the abolition movement in the lead-up to the Civil War and the women's suffrage movement. Using objects, documents, and immersive environments, Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia will explore the Forten family’s roles in the Revolutionary War, business in Philadelphia, and abolition and voting rights from 1776 to 1876.

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From the Museum Shop

Shop these staff picks from the Museum Shop as we head into the cooler months!


A canister of cacao tea on sale in the Museum Shop and online.
 

Cacao Tea

$12.99

Martha Washington enjoyed steeping the shells of roasted cocoa nuts from the cacao tree for the interesting flavor and health benefits. Steep your own at home are a brew that yields a full-bodied, slightly bitter infusion with strong notes of chocolate. 

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Museum of the American Revolution Sweatshirt Blanket
 

Museum Sweatshirt Blanket

$20.00

This lightweight, soft, and cozy blanket is printed with the Museum of the American Revolution name and logo. The blanket comes with detachable carrying straps, making it the perfect blanket to carry with you on a crisp autumn day.

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Black Join Or Die Mug on sale in the Museum Shop and online.
 

Join or Die Mug

$22.99

This matte black mug features the Museum of the American Revolution logo on one side and, on the other, the famous "Join or Die" snake cartoon published by Benjamin Franklin in 1754.

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