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Find information on the Museum experience, key artifacts, Washington's War Tent, and more.

Fast Facts

Learn more about the Museum of the American Revolution's ticket pricing, location, hours, guided tour options, amentities, and more all in one convenient place.

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Museum Experience

The Museum has garnered public and critical acclaim for its nuanced, “warts-and-all” (New York Times) telling of the American Revolution. The clear-eyed but uplifting narrative brings to life the events, people, and ideas that created a new nation against incredible odds. Through original artifacts, immersive galleries, dynamic theaters, and recreated historical environments, the Museum takes visitors on a chronological journey from the roots of rebellion in the 1760s through the creation of the American republic.

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Key Artifacts

The Museum of the American Revolution has an impressive collection of several thousand Revolutionary-era artifacts, including weapons, works of art, manuscripts, personal items, and more. One of the premier collections of its kind, it began more than a century ago when a history-minded minister in Valley Forge raised funds from around the nation to purchase the original tent that George Washington used as his command center during the American Revolution. It was the beginning of a rich and diverse collection that continues to grow.

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Design & Construction

The Museum of the American Revolution rises three stories above the street, encompassing 118,000 total square feet, including permanent and temporary exhibit galleries, theaters, education spaces, collection storage, a café, a retail store, offices, and a welcoming rotunda. Located at the corner of Third and Chestnut Streets, the state-of-the-art building was designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects. 

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Washington's War Tent

The crown jewel of the Museum of the American Revolution’s collection is one of the most iconic surviving artifacts of the Revolution: General Washington’s War Tent. This tent served as Washington’s office and sleeping quarters throughout much of the Revolutionary War.

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Press Quotes

See what the press is saying about the Museum of the American Revolution, including quotes from national news outlets such as The New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Philadelphia Inquirer, and many more.

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