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Special Exhibition When Women Lost the Vote on View Through April 25

Rigorous Health and Safety Protocols Ensure a Clean, Crowd-Free Experience

The Museum of the American Revolution will reopen on Friday, Jan. 8, 2021, after a temporary closure due to citywide COVID-19 restrictions. Rigorous health and safety measures are in place to ensure the safest and most enjoyable experience for all, including reduced capacity, advance online ticket purchasing, and enhanced sanitizing and cleaning protocols.

Beginning Friday, Jan. 8, the Museum will be open from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. from Fridays – Sundays, until further notice. The Museum will be open on select holiday Mondays, including Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 18, 2021 and Presidents Day, Monday, Feb, 15, 2021. Please check the Museum’s website for the most up-to-date hours and information. A full calendar of upcoming events—onsite and online—is available here.

Advance reservations are strongly recommended for all visitors, including Members, to limit capacity and comply with social distancing requirements. Tickets are timed and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Members can reserve tickets online here or by phone (267.579.3565), and the general public can purchase tickets online here or by phone (215.253.6731).

Hour-long private tours of the Museum are available for up to five people. For more information or to book a tour, visit here, call 267.579.3623, or email [email protected]. Or for a once-in-a-lifetime experience, you and your pod can have the galleries to yourselves for two hours to explore in safety and solitude. Call 267.579.3623 for pricing and to make a reservation.

Beginning Jan. 8, the Museum’s Shop will be open during the Museum’s operating hours. The Museum’s online shop is always available and offers a wide range of books, gifts, and apparel for all ages. Cross Keys Café will remain closed until further notice.

The Museum’s health and safety protocols include the following:

  • Staff and visitors over the age of 5 are required to wear a mask/face covering.
  • Social distancing, of at least 6 feet, between guests, individual family groups, and staff is enforced.
  • Advance reservations are strongly recommended. The number of visitors in the building is limited, with timed ticketing to help facilitate social distancing.
  • Capacity for viewing in-gallery films is limited.
  • Rigorous cleaning protocols have been implemented, with all public spaces and surfaces cleaned and disinfected throughout the day, and hand-sanitizing stations have been installed throughout the building.

Please note: The Museum’s Revolution Place discovery center and Battlefield Theater will remain closed to the public until circumstances allow them to safely reopen. Interactive touchscreen displays in the galleries will remain available with additional cleaning throughout the day and nearby sanitation stations available for guest use.

Full details regarding new health and safety protocols can be found on the Museum’s
website, which includes Frequently Asked Questions for additional information to prepare for your upcoming visit.

The Museum’s special exhibition When Women Lost the Vote: A Revolutionary Story, 1776-1807 is on view through April 25, 2021. The groundbreaking exhibition explores the little-known history of the women and people of color who first voted in New Jersey in the decades following the Revolutionary War—and examines the political conflicts that led to their voting rights being stripped away in 1807. The exhibition, which is integrated within the Museum’s core galleries and connected by a free audio tour, is included with regular Museum admission. It also available to virtual visitors through a robust online experience

In addition to on-site visitation, the Museum will continue to offer an abundance of free digital resources for all ages, including its Virtual Museum Tour, Virtual Field Trip, new digital interactives, make-at-home crafts and other activities for families, and more. Be sure to follow the Museum on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram for updates. The Museum is also offering paid, live virtual programs for students and adults. For more information, visit here or contact Group Sales at [email protected] or 215.579.3623.

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.