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Named one of the “10 Best New Museums in the World” by Fodor’s Travel and one of the “10 New Museums You Have to Visit in 2018” by Travel Channel, Philadelphia’s new Museum of the American Revolution will celebrate its first anniversary on April 19.

The Museum officially opened to the public on April 19, 2017 – the anniversary of the “shot heard ‘round the world” that ignited the Revolutionary War – and inspires visitors to consider their own role in carrying forward the unfinished aspirations of the American Revolution.

Since its grand opening celebration that stretched across Historic Philadelphia and reverberated around the nation, the Museum has welcomed more than 350,000 visitors, including 40,000 schoolchildren. In January, the Museum announced that it had surpassed its $150 million campaign goal, raising an extraordinary $173 million and drawing support from over 19,000 supporters across every state in the nation.