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A painted silk parade banner featuring a portrait of the Marquis de Lafayette displayed in the Witness to Revolution exhibit.

Join fellow Francophiles at the Museum of the American Revolution on Friday, April 19, 2024, from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. for AmRev Presents: French History Night. This happy hour soirée will be hosted by the Museum’s Associate Curator of Exhibition Content and Research, James Taub, who will connect French history to the American Revolution in a special interactive presentation at 6 p.m. in the Museum’s Cross Keys Café. From the Champs-Élysées to Chestnut Street, Bordeaux to Brandywine, Lafayette to L’Enfant and more, listen and learn about these connections while enjoying a special “French 1775” cocktail at a cash bar and exclusive evening access to the Museum’s newest special exhibit, Witness to Revolution: The Unlikely Travels of Washington’s Tent.

Throughout the evening, the Alliance Française de Philadelphie and the Consule Honoraire de France à Philadelphie et Delaware will also be onsite to highlight the ongoing diplomatic relationship between France and Philadelphia with activities in the Museum’s first-floor rotunda prior to a viewing of Washington’s War Tent at 7 p.m. in the Museum’s Alan B. Miller Theater.

Tickets are $20 for general admission and $15 for Museum Members, and can be purchased here. Museum Members at and above the Young Friends, Young Friends Ambassador, and Museum Circle levels will receive a complimentary drink ticket upon arrival to use at the cash bar. To learn more about Museum Membership, please contact Membership Manager Emily Grenier at [email protected]. The purchase of an event ticket is considered a donation in support of the Museum’s educational programs.

This event is presented with thanks to The Alliance Française de Philadelphie, The Consule Honoraire de France à Philadelphie et Delaware, and The World Affairs Council of Philadelphia.

Event Schedule
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m
. Witness to Revolution special exhibit access, activities in the Museum Rotunda, and cash bar with drink specials and refreshments in the Museum’s Cross Keys Café
6 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
French History Happy Hour presentation by James Taub
7 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.
Optional Washington’s War Tent presentation in the Museum’s Alan B. Miller Theater

The Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. New special exhibit Witness to Revolution is open daily from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. and is included with regular Museum admission. Tickets to the Museum can be purchased by calling 215.253.6731, at, or at the front desk. Save $2 per adult ticket by purchasing online. Kids ages 5 and under are always free. All tickets are valid for two consecutive days.

About Museum of the American Revolution
The Museum of the American Revolution uncovers and shares compelling stories about the diverse people and complex events that sparked America’s ongoing experiment in liberty, equality, and self-government. Through the Museum’s unmatched collection, immersive galleries, powerful theater experiences, and interactive elements, visitors gain a deeper appreciation for how this nation came to be and feel inspired to consider their role in ensuring that the promise of the American Revolution endures. Located just steps away from Independence Hall, the Museum serves as a portal to the region’s many Revolutionary sites, sparking interest, providing context, and encouraging exploration. The Museum, which opened on April 19, 2017, is a private, non-profit, and non-partisan organization. For more information, visit or call 877.740.1776.