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Museum’s Hamilton Was Here Exhibit Now on Display Through March 17

The Museum of the American Revolution is offering free admission to all furloughed federal workers and three additional guests throughout the remainder of the partial federal government shutdown.

Federal workers must show valid government ID at the front desk to redeem the offer. 

A photo of guests outside of the Museum of the American Revolution

The Museum’s special hands-on exhibit Hamilton Was Here: Rising Up in Revolutionary Philadelphia is now on display and runs through March 17, 2019. The exhibit highlights the surprising connections between our own city and Hamilton’s extraordinary contributions to the nation’s founding.

Hamilton Was Here is open on weekends from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and weekdays from 1 – 5 p.m. (weekday mornings are reserved for school groups). It is included in regular museum admission.

A male costumed Museum educator gives a demonstration about a cannon as part of the Hamilton Was Here exhibit.
Hamilton Was Here Cannon Experience.

Through playful activities, scenic environments, and interactive games, visitors can actively engage in the challenges of founding and maintaining a country as they follow Alexander Hamilton’s story through different locations in Philadelphia and the surrounding region.

 Each activity seeks to inspire visitors to think about Hamilton’s contributions to the founding of the United States and how they can carry these lessons forward as they face the challenges of citizenship today. Visitors can dress up in reproduction 1790s clothing, load a full-sized replica cannon, and design a coin inspired by early American symbols, among other activities.

About Museum of the American Revolution

The Museum of the American Revolution explores the dramatic, surprising story of the American Revolution through its unmatched collection of Revolutionary-era weapons, personal items, documents, and works of art. Immersive galleries, powerful theater experiences, and digital touchscreens bring to life the diverse array of people who created a new nation against incredible odds. Visitors gain a deeper appreciation for how this nation came to be and feel inspired to consider their role in the ongoing promise of the American Revolution. 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.