It’s Hamiltime! Enjoy Double the Hamilton with Exhibits at the Museum of the American Revolution and National Constitution Center
Joint Ticket Provides Discounted Admission to Both Museums, Which Includes Special Exhibit Access
Move over, New York! Hamilton mania has descended on Philly. Even before the smash hit Broadway musical comes to town next year, Hamil-fans can get their fix with two exhibits that perfectly complement each other and are accessible with one discounted ticket.
The joint ticket includes admission to the Museum of the American Revolution and its new, hands-on experience Hamilton Was Here: Rising Up in Revolutionary Philadelphia, which opens Oct. 27, as well as to the National Constitution Center and its recently extended Hamilton: The Constitutional Clashes That Shaped a Nation exhibit.
“The National Constitution Center’s artifact and document-based exhibit explores Hamilton’s story on the national stage, while the Museum of the American Revolution’s hands-on exhibit explores Hamilton’s Philadelphia story,” said Dr. Philip Mead, Chief Historian and Director of Curatorial Affairs at the Museum of the American Revolution. “Together, they provide a rich picture of Hamilton’s meteoric rise and indispensable role in the creation of modern America.”
At the Museum of the American Revolution, Hamilton Was Here: Rising Up in Revolutionary Philadelphia highlights the surprising connections between our own city and Hamilton’s extraordinary contributions to the nation’s founding. The exhibit runs from Oct. 27, 2018 – Mar. 17, 2019. By dressing up in 1790s clothing, practicing the loading drill for a full-size replica cannon, and engaging in other hands-on activities about forming the Constitution and the American financial system, visitors will learn about Hamilton by experiencing some of the same challenges that he faced in forging the nation. More information here.
At the National Constitution Center, Hamilton: The Constitutional Clashes That Shaped a Nation highlights the competing ideas of Alexander Hamilton and his legendary rivals. The compelling exhibit explores Hamilton’s fraught relationships with James Madison, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and Aaron Burr. Examining the personalities and constitutional debates that shaped America, the exhibit provides an intimate look into Alexander Hamilton’s enduring role in the constitutional and political arguments that continue to create sparks to this day. It is open now through Dec. 31, 2019. More information here.
The joint ticket to both museums – which includes both Hamilton exhibits – is available online here or in person at both museums. The adult joint ticket is $29 (savings of $4.50), youth joint ticket is $19 (savings of $4), and a family pack (two adults and two kids) is $90 (savings of $22).
About the Museum of the American Revolution
The Museum of the American Revolution explores the dramatic, surprising story of the American Revolution through its unmatched collection of Revolutionary-era weapons, personal items, documents, and works of art. Immersive galleries, powerful theater experiences, and interactive digital elements bring to life the diverse array of people who created a new nation against incredible odds. Visitors gain a deeper appreciation for how this nation came to be and feel inspired to consider their role in the ongoing promise of the American Revolution. 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 Apr. 19, 2017, is a private, non-profit, and non-partisan organization. For more information, visit www.amrevmuseum.org or call 877.740.1776.
About the National Constitution Center
The National Constitution Center in Philadelphia inspires citizenship as the only place where people across America and around the world can come together to learn about, debate, and celebrate the greatest vision of human freedom in history, the U.S. Constitution. A private, nonprofit organization, the Center serves as America’s leading platform for constitutional education and debate, fulfilling its Congressional charter “to disseminate information about the U.S. Constitution on a nonpartisan basis.” As the Museum of We the People, the Center brings the Constitution to life for visitors of all ages through interactive programs and exhibits. As America’s Town Hall, the Center brings the leading conservative and liberal thought leaders together to debate the Constitution on all media platforms. As a center for Civic Education, the Center delivers the best educational programs and online resources that inspire, excite, and engage citizens about the U.S. Constitution. For more information, call 215.409.6700 or visit constitutioncenter.org.