Explore Life on Land and Sea During a Revolutionary Spring Break, April 9-24March 16, 2022
Family-Friendly Discovery Center, Revolution Place, Open Daily from 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Special Daily Activities Include Crafts, Discovery Carts, and Activities for All Ages
Explore life on land and at sea during A Revolutionary Spring Break at the Museum of the American Revolution from Saturday, April 9 – Sunday, April 24, 2022. Enjoy family-friendly crafts, pop-up talks, discovery carts and more to discover what life was like for soldiers, sailors, and camp followers during the Revolutionary War. In our current special exhibit, Liberty: Don Troiani’s Paintings of the Revolutionary War, try on Revolutionary clothing and complete a scavenger hunt to win a prize.
On Saturday, April 16, at 12:30 p.m., join us for a special History Explorers Meet Up to experience what “spring training” was like for the Continental Army. This event is ticketed (all other Spring Break programming is included with regular Museum admission).
Spring Break at the Museum:
- Revolution Place | Onsite, Daily from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
In the Museum’s family-friendly discovery center, Revolution Place, explore the Museum’s lively, diverse Old City neighborhood during the 1700s through four key recreated historical environments, including a military encampment, a tavern, a home, and a meeting house. Visitors can make an 18th-century toy known as a whirligig to take home and or learn how to roll cartridges for the Continental Army.
- Stories on Deck: Life at Sea | Onsite, Daily, 3 p.m.
All hands on deck on the Museum’s replica privateer ship! Climb aboard and join a Museum educator for stories 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.
- Pop-Up Talks: Children’s Toys and “My Favorite Object” | Onsite, Daily
Join a Museum educator for 10-minute, in-gallery pop-up talks about children’s toys and objects relating to children during the Revolutionary War. Museum educators also will present 10-minute, in-gallery talks on favorite artifacts on display in the Museum.
- Liberty: Don Troiani’s Paintings of the Revolutionary War | Daily
Don’t miss the Museum’s special exhibition Liberty: Don Troiani’s Paintings of the Revolutionary War, on view now through Sept. 5, 2022. For the first time in a museum, this special exhibition brings together over 45 of Troiani’s original Revolutionary War paintings and pairs them with 40 Revolutionary-era artifacts. 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. The exhibit is included with regular Museum admission.
- History Explorers Meet Up: Spring Training with the Continental Army
April 16, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. | Ticket Pricing: $19 for youth, $25 for adults (includes Museum admission)
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. Tickets are required.
- Museum's 5th Anniversary Celebration
April 19 – 24, Daily from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Join the Museum onsite and online to celebrate the Museum's fifth anniversary and to commemorate the anniversary of the “shot heard ‘round the world,” as Ralph Waldo Emerson later called it, that ignited the Revolutionary War on April 19, 1775. More than 240 years later, on April 19, 2017, the Museum officially opened its doors to the public and has since welcomed more than a million visitors to experience the tumult and transformation of the Revolutionary era. Join us as we celebrate our fifth anniversary with a naturalization ceremony, selfie station, special programs, and giveaways.
- Spring Break Digital Resources | Available Anytime
Can’t make it to the Museum or want to continue learning from home? Explore our make-at-home crafts and activities, Artisan Field Trips, theatrical performances, online interactive features, and much more. Plus, explore stories from the Museum’s galleries from anywhere with our Virtual Museum. More information here.
All Spring Break programming, with the exception of History Explorers Meet Up, is included with regular Museum admission. The Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Tickets can be purchased by calling 215.253.6731, at AmRevMuseum.org, or at the front desk. Save $2 per adult ticket by purchasing online. Children ages 5 and under are always free. All tickets are valid for two consecutive days.
Health and Safety Note
Due to declining COVID-19 cases in the Philadelphia area, masks and proof of vaccination are no longer required for daytime visitors to the Museum. Masks and proof of vaccination may still be required for special evening events at the Museum. More information about health and safety measures at the Museum is available here.
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 www.AmRevMuseum.org or call 877.740.1776.