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Enjoy Boozy Ice Cream Floats and Sundaes on the Café’s Outdoor Terrace in Collaboration with The Franklin Fountain and QC Malt Beverages

PHILADELPHIA, JUNE 28, 2017 — Celebrate life, liberty and the pursuit of happy hour by kicking off your Fourth of July weekend festivities with an Independence Ice Cream Social hosted by the Museum of the American Revolution on Saturday, July 1 from 5 – 7 p.m.

Photo of a boozy milkshake

The Museum’s Cross Keys Café has partnered with Philadelphia’s own ice cream and sweets shop The Franklin Fountain and Quaker City Mercantile’s QC Malt beverages to create adult ice cream floats and other treats. Try a boozy float with QC Malt’s Old Dutch and The Franklin Fountain’s Vanilla Bean Ice Cream or QC Malt’s Lemon Shrub with fresh raspberry syrup. The whole family can enjoy The Franklin Fountain’s Hot Fudge Sundaes and non-alcoholic ice cream floats.

While Museum admission is not required to attend the happy hour, visitors are welcome to purchase tickets here to explore the Museum's exhibits until 7 p.m., as the Museum kicks off extended summer hours for the month of July.

Other events will be taking place at Cross Keys Café as part of a series of summer happy hours on July 11, August 12, and August 26. Museum tickets are not required.

From July 1 – 4, the Museum will celebrate Independence Day with music, family-friendly activities, and costumed historical interpreters. Throughout the weekend, visitors can sign their name to a giant Declaration of Independence in the Museum’s rotunda and take home a complimentary pocket Declaration as a souvenir. More information here

About the Museum of the American Revolution

The Museum of the American Revolution explores the dynamic story of the American Revolution using its rich collection of Revolutionary-era weapons, personal items, letters, diaries, and works of art. Immersive galleries, theater experiences, and recreated historical environments bring to life the events, people, and ideals of our nation’s founding and engage people in the history and continuing relevance of the American Revolution. Located just steps away from Independence Hall, Carpenters’ Hall, and Franklin Court, the Museum serves as a portal to the region’s many Revolutionary sites, sparking interest, providing context, and encouraging exploration. The Museum is a private, non-profit, and non-partisan organization. For more information, visit or call 877.740.1776