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

Citizenship Initiative

Free Citizenship Classes

The Museum is offering a free program to help immigrants prepare for the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services naturalization exam.

In a series of interactive classes using historical objects, paintings and stories showcased in the Museum, museum educators will teach the history and civics sections of the Citizenship Test.

The course includes 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 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.


Register for the Spring 2020 Class below. Classes will be from March 9 through April 1 on Monday and Wednesday evenings from 5:30 p.m. -8:30 p.m. at the Museum of the American Revolution (101 S. Third St., Philadelphia, PA). For questions, please contact

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, and the Center for Literacy.

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

Pictured (left): Summer 2019 Citizenship Initiative Class