Visitors engage with re-enactors on the Museum of the American Revolution Plaza.

Citizenship Initiative

Free Citizenship Classes

Naturalization Ceremony at the Museum in April 2019

The Museum of the American Revolution’s Citizenship Initiative supports Philadelphia’s growing immigrant population pursuing American citizenship by helping these individuals prepare for the United States naturalization test. We welcome all immigrants and refugees to participate in our free citizenship classes.

Our course covers the naturalization exam’s three key components: American Government, American History and Integrated Civics. Throughout the course, students interact with the historical objects, paintings and stories highlighted in the Museum galleries

The course concludes with a special Citizenship Information Session presented by representatives from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, HIAS/PA and Nationalities Service Center. These partner organizations will offer helpful resources on the application process, eligibility screening and the personal interview.

All graduates of the Citizenship Initiative will receive a Museum of the American Revolution certificate and Family Ticket to the Museum (two adults and two children).

Advance registration for all courses is required. Space is limited and early registration is encouraged. This course is appropriate for those considering taking the U.S. Citizenship Test. Classes will be accessible for intermediate-level English language learners.

Special Notice: Due to COVID-19, our next Citizenship Class will be held online beginning late Summer 2020. If you are interested in signing up for our course, please register online.

For questions, please contact citizenship@amrevmuseum.org.

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Want to dig deeper into the causes, events, and ideas of the American Revolution? Experience the Museum’s award-winning, immersive galleries with our newly enhanced Virtual Museum Tour featuring 360-degree, high-resolution images and guided audio tour.

COOPERATING PARTNERS: Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, HIAS/PA, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, Nationalities Service Center, Catholic Social Services, the Welcoming Center for New Pennsylvanians, the Center for Literacy, and the Consulate of Mexico in Philadelphia.

This program is funded by UGI Corporation, John and Patricia Walsh, and William and Valerie Schwartz.

Pictured (left): Summer 2019 Citizenship Initiative Class