For Students & Educators
Engage your students with the dramatic story of America's Founding in a revolutionary way!
The American Revolution was dramatic, dynamic, lofty, gritty, tenuous, and full of uncertainty – it was anything but dry and inevitable! Educators and students are invited to explore this rich and complicated era — and its connections to our world today — through in-person, homeschool, and virtual learning encounters with objects, documents, stories, and people both in the museum and online.
Digital Classroom Resources
The Museum supports student learning and excitement about the Revolution through a diverse set of resources and educational opportunities.
Finding Freedom Interactive
Explore the stories of African American men and women in war-torn Virginia with the Finding Freedom interactive feature, adapted from the Museum's galleries.
Season of Independence Interactive
Explore the spread of support for American independence from January to July of 1776, and encounter the perspectives of real people, with the Season of Independence interactive feature, adapted from the Museum's galleries.
Beyond the Battlefield: A Virtual Field Trip
Virtual Museum Tour
Experience the Museum’s award-winning, immersive galleries with our enhanced Virtual Museum Tour featuring 360-degree, high-resolution images, and guided audio tour.
Explore the American Revolution from its roots in the 1750s through a multimedia timeline showcasing original artwork, weapons, clothing, manuscripts and rare books from the Museum’s collection. See high quality images of a diverse set of artifacts and watch as a museum curator shows off a few of his favorite items.
Browse the Museum's impressive collection of several thousand objects, works of art, manuscripts, and printed works from the period of the American Revolution.
Washington's War Tents
When Women Lost the Vote Virtual Exhibit
Explore the Museum's When Women Lost the Vote: A Revolutionary Story, 1776-1807 virtual exhibit to learn the little-known history of the nation’s first women voters.
First-Person Theatrical Performances
The Museum supports teachers with access to high quality educational resources and engaging and effective professional development opportunities. Browse to find which option is best for you.