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Explore the Revolutionary War with Family-Friendly Crafts, In-Gallery Talks, Neighborhood Walking Tours, and More

New Special Exhibit Witness to Revolution Now Open Daily

March into spring at the Museum of the American Revolution over Spring Break, March 23 – April 7, 2024, to explore what life was like during the Revolutionary War with military-themed crafts, interactive discovery carts, in-gallery talks, and more. Plus, celebrate the start of the season by joining an outdoor neighborhood walking tour, offered daily.

Be sure to explore our new special exhibition, Witness to Revolution: The Unlikely Travels of Washington's Tent, which brings to life the stories of individuals from all walks of life who saved George Washington’s tent and fashioned this relic into a symbol of the fragile American republic. Throughout Spring Break, check out Witness to Revolution to hear a 10-minute, in-gallery talk with a Museum educator about the duties of soldiers in the Commander in Chief's guard. Witness to Revolution is open daily from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. and is included with regular Museum admission.

Spring Break Highlights:

Walking & Guided Tours | Options Available Daily Over Spring Break
Explore the Revolutionary era with an expert! Join a Museum educator to explore our Revolutionary neighborhood and imagine what life was like in the 1700s on a 1.5-hour walking tour that covers about a mile and stops outside iconic sites. On Spring Break Saturdays and Sundays, you can also join a Museum educator for a 60-minute guided highlights tour of the core exhibit galleries highlighting objects and hearing about how the diverse groups of people living in North America experienced the American Revolution. An additional ticket is required for walking and gallery highlights tours. Tickets can be purchased here.

Revolution Place | Daily from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Visit Revolution Place, the Museum’s family-friendly discovery center, open daily over Spring Break. Revolution Place brings to life Old City’s lively, diverse neighborhood during the1700s and invites visitors to learn through hands-on exploration. Kids of all ages can immerse themselves in four historical environments – a military encampment, a tavern, a parlor, and an 18th-century meeting house – to experience the places where the American Revolution took root. Be sure to stop by Revolution Place to make and take home exciting crafts, including your own version of Washington's tent and a Rhode Island Regiment hat.

History Explorer Meet Up: Where Did Washington Sleep | Saturdays from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Where did George Washington sleep during the Revolutionary War? Join Museum educators on Saturdays during Spring Break to learn about the bed General Washington slept on in his tent, how the bed traveled, and how his bed compared to that of a common soldier.

Craft: Color Your Own Diamond Eagle | Fridays – Sundays from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
In the Museum’s Rotunda, color your own version of the Diamond Eagle of the Society of Cincinnati — an exquisite jewel-encrusted medal owned and worn by George Washington. The Diamond Eagle is the badge of the president general of the Society of the Cincinnati, an organization founded by officers of the Continental Army at the end of the Revolutionary War to preserve the memory of the American Revolution for all time. Officers of the French Navy commissioned the Diamond Eagle as a special tribute to Washington.

Discovery Cart: Deborah Sampson | Fridays – Sundays from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Join a Museum educator to learn about the life and Revolutionary War service of Deborah Sampson, a Massachusetts woman who dressed as a man to serve in the Continental Army. At this discovery cart, you will encounter replica objects and documents related to Sampson, including a copy of Abner Weston's journal that described Sampson's service during the war.

Tickets for walking and gallery highlights tours can be purchased online or at the front desk. All other Spring Break activities are included with regular Museum admission. The Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Witness to Revolution is open from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily and is included with regular Museum admission. Tickets to the Museum can be purchased by calling 215.253.6731, at AmRevMuseum.org, 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 www.AmRevMuseum.org or call 877.740.1776.