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Extended Evening Hours with $10 Admission and Special Themed Programs

PHILADELPHIA, SEPTEMBER 7, 2017 — The Museum of the American Revolution’s new “Third Tuesdays: History After Hours” series kicks off on Tuesday, Sept. 19 with extended evening hours from 5 – 8 p.m. on the third Tuesday evening of each month, featuring special themed programs, happy hour food and drink specials, games and trivia, and full access to the Museum’s exhibits. The next “Third Tuesdays” event this year will take place on Oct. 17. They will resume in January 2018.

Photo of the Museum at night

“This Museum is a must-see for anyone who is interested in learning the dramatic story of how our nation came to be, so we’re thrilled to be able to offer extended evening hours and reduced admission in order to make that story accessible to as many people as possible,” said Museum President and CEO Michael Quinn. “Third Tuesdays provides a unique opportunity for new audiences to experience a world-class museum alongside conversations and encounters that dig deeper into different facets of that story.”

On Sept. 19, the evening will celebrate George Washington’s War Tent, the cornerstone of the Museum’s collection of Revolutionary-era artifacts, which is presented as part of a multi-layered mixed media experience in a dedicated theater at the Museum. Following the 7 p.m. showing of the theater show, members of the team who were involved in preserving and displaying the tent will discuss the project and the tent’s history.

At a selfie station, guests can try on Revolutionary-inspired clothing and use reproduction weapons and other props to create a unique photo to share. At a mobile Discovery Cart, educators will display and discuss objects related to Washington’s War Tent. Guests also can create their own miniature tent to take home.

The Museum’s Cross Keys Café will offer food and drink specials from 5 – 7 p.m. (Admission to the Museum is not required to attend the happy hour).

Tickets to Third Tuesdays are $10 for adults and $5 for kids, and can be purchased online in advance here or at the door.  

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