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The Museum is Getting Ready to Reopen!

We look forward to welcoming you back to the Museum and are actively preparing for that day.

We are currently deep cleaning our facilities, preparing our galleries for visitors, and expanding our health and safety protocols according to recommendations from our local leaders and health officials. We also have a number of projects underway to repair, refresh, enhance, or add new elements to our galleries and building.

We are planning to reopen to the general public on Thursday, Sept. 3, with special member access beginning Thursday, Aug. 20. Not a member? Become one today.

For Members:
Thursday, Aug. 20 – Sunday, Aug. 23 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Thursday, Aug. 27 – Sunday, Aug. 30 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

For General Public: 
Thursday, Sept. 3 – Monday, Sept. 7 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
And then Thursday – Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and holiday Mondays

Capacity is limited to allow for social distancing. To manage capacity, tickets are limited and sold on a timed basis. For guaranteed entry, we recommend that you purchase your admission tickets in advance online or by phone. Members can reserve tickets online or by phone (267.579.3565), and the general public can purchase tickets online or by phone (215.253.6731).

The Museum shop will be open during the Museum’s operating hours, with reduced capacity. The Third St. entrance will not be available, so all guests must enter through the Museum’s main entrance. The Museum’s online shop is currently available and offers a wide range of books, gifts, and apparel for all ages.

The Cross Keys Café is anticipated to open Sept. 3, with operating hours of 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. from Thursday – Sunday and holiday Mondays. The Third St. entrance will not be available, so all guests must enter through the Museum’s main entrance. Outdoor seating will be available.  

The health and safety of our visitors, staff, and community remains our top priority. Below are many of the new protocols we are implementing. Thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation during this time as we work together to ensure the safest and most welcoming experience possible for all.  

New health and safety protocols include:

  • Staff and visitors over the age of 5 will be required to wear a mask/face covering.

  • Social distancing, of at least 6 feet, between guests, individual family groups, and staff will be enforced.

  • Advance reservations will be strongly encouraged to facilitate contactless payment.

  • The number of visitors in the building will be limited, with timed ticketing to help facilitate social distancing.

  • Capacity in the Museum theaters and in-gallery pocket theaters will be limited.

  • All public spaces and surfaces will be rigorously cleaned and disinfected throughout the day, and hand-sanitizing stations have been installed throughout the building.

  • The Museum’s Revolution Place discovery center and Battlefield Theater will remain closed to the public until further notice. 

  • A one-way flow of traffic will be required in the galleries and some other areas. 

  • Interactive touchscreen displays in the galleries will remain available with additional cleaning throughout the day and nearby sanitation stations. 

  • We have added protective barriers in all locations where purchases are made, and tickets are scanned.

  • All employees will receive advance training on safety protocols and social-distancing procedures developed to protect themselves and Museum visitors, based on guidance from government and public health officials.

New Health & Safety Protocols

Everyone Ages 5+

Masks Required

At Least Six Feet

Social Distancing Enforced

Added Throughout the Museum

Hand Sanitizer Stations

All Public Spaces & Surfaces

Rigorous Cleaning & Disinfecting

Safety & Social Distancing Protocols

Advance Employee Training

If you’re not able to visit in person, join us online for an abundance of free digital resources for all ages, including our Virtual Museum Tour, Virtual Field Trip, a rich archive of Read the Revolution book excerpts, comprehensive lesson plans, make-at-home crafts and other activities for families, a digitized collection of our art and artifacts, and more. Be sure to follow us (@amrevmuseum) on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram for the most up-to-date news and content.

The Museum is also offering paid, live virtual programs for students and adults. For more information, learn more online or contact Group Sales at groups@amrevmuseum.org or 215.579.3623.

Frequently Asked Questions

When will the Museum reopen?

The Museum will reopen to Museum Members on Thursday, August 20. It will reopen to the general public on Thursday, Sept. 3.

For Members: 
Thursday, August 20 – Sunday, August 23 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. 
Thursday, August 27 – Sunday, August 30 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. 

For General Public: 
Thursday, Sept. 3 – Monday, Sept. 7 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
And then Thursday – Sunday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and holiday Mondays

What safety measures has the Museum taken to avoid the spread of COVID-19?

We have been working to create new operating procedures to keep our visitors and staff safe, following recommendations from federal, state, and city health officials. Our operations to prioritize the health and safety of our visitors and staff are detailed throughout this page.

Is it safe to visit the Museum?

We have made changes to our operations to prioritize the health and safety of our visitors and staff, detailed throughout this page; however, there is an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 in any public place where people are present.

Visitors should assess their own health before visiting the Museum. If you feel unwell or experience any COVID-19 symptoms, please stay home, seek medical attention if needed, and plan your visit for another time.

Am I required to wear a face mask during my visit?

Yes, all visitors over the age of 5 must wear a mask or face covering in compliance with city guidelines and CDC recommendations. If you have a medical condition or disability that prevents you from wearing a face covering, please contact the front desk at 215.253.6731 in advance to discuss ways that we can accommodate you.

Do I need to purchase a ticket in advance?

Capacity is limited to allow for social distancing. To manage capacity, tickets are limited and sold on a timed basis. For guaranteed entry, we recommend that you purchase your admission tickets in advance online or by phone. You may print your tickets at home or access them on your smartphone. Same-day tickets at the front desk are available on a first-come, first-served basis and may sell out, especially on weekends.

Do Members need to reserve tickets in advance?

All members are encouraged to reserve their tickets in advance online or by calling 267.579.3565. For questions about memberships, please contact membership@amrevmuseum.org.

When will the Museum shop reopen?

The Museum shop will be open during the Museum’s operating hours, with reduced capacity. The Third St. entrance will not be available, so all guests must enter through the Museum’s main entrance. The Museum’s online shop is currently available and offers a wide range of books, gifts, and apparel for all ages.

When will Cross Keys Café reopen?

Cross Keys Café is anticipated to open Sept. 3, with operating hours of 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. from Thursday – Sunday and holiday Mondays. The Third St. entrance will not be available, so all guests must enter through the Museum’s main entrance. Outdoor seating will be available.  

Will any exhibits be unavailable during my visit?

The Museum’s Revolution Place discovery center on the lower level and Battlefield Theater will remain closed to the public until circumstances allow them to safely reopen. 

Will Washington’s War Tent theater be open?

Yes. Washington’s War Tent will run at a reduced capacity. Seats and armrests will be disinfected before each showing.

Will touchscreens in the galleries still be available?

Interactive touchscreen displays in the galleries will remain available with additional cleaning throughout the day and nearby sanitation stations.

Will audio tours be available?

Yes, audio tours are available for purchase for $5 with general admission and $3 for Museum Members. Once purchased, you can access the tour via your personal smartphone or via a Museum-provided wand that will be cleaned after every use.

Will guided tours be available?

Guided tours will be available but will be limited to five guests per tour due to city mandates. Tour guides will be masked and will remain at the appropriate social distance. Early access guided tours will available be available for up to 5 guests per tour on Thursdays and Saturdays at 9 a.m. You may book a private guided tour by contacting group sales at groups@amrevmuseum.org or 215.579.3623.

Has the Museum resumed on-site programs?

In compliance with city and state guidelines for gatherings and events, we have paused onsite programs and special events, but will be offering a robust line up of virtual events while these restrictions are in place. Please check our website and social media channels, as well as our email newsletters for digital and in-Museum programmatic updates.

Can I book a group visit to the Museum? What about a field trip?

Please contact a group sales representative at groups@amrevmuseum.org or 215.579.3623 to discuss options for group visits and to learn more about our live virtual programming.

Are tickets still valid for two consecutive days?

Yes, based on availability. Please call in advance to confirm availability at 215.253.6731 (press 1 for Ticketing).

Can I use a library membership during Member exclusive weekends in August?

Yes, but you must reserve your time slot by phone at 215.253.6731 (press 1 for Ticketing). 

How will physical distancing be enforced?

Signage and floor graphic indicators will be used throughout the Museum in high-traffic areas to encourage proper social distancing. Museum staff will be available to explain and reinforce these requirements.

Will the elevator be available for use?

The elevator will be limited to two people per ride. Family members and others who live in the same household will be able to ride together. 

Will you be taking temperatures of visitors or staff?

No. Staff and visitors who are experiencing symptoms must stay at home.

When is the Museum’s special exhibition When Women Lost the Vote opening?

The exhibition is scheduled to open on Friday, Oct. 2 and will run through Spring 2021. It is included with regular Museum admission. 

Can I host private events at the Museum?

Yes, however, please note that the Museum is following CDC and Pennsylvania Department of Health guidelines for gatherings. Please contact events@amrevmuseum.org and refer to our events page for more information.

I bought a ticket but now do not feel well or cannot attend. What do I do?

Please contact 215.253.6731 (press 1 for ticketing) to reschedule your visit. 

Will wheelchairs be available?

A limited number of wheelchairs are available on-site and will be cleaned and disinfected after each use. The wheelchairs are free of charge and do not require a reservation.

Will coat check be available? What about lockers?

Coat check will not be available at this time. The Museum does offer lockers for rent ($3-5) for personal items and larger baggage. Guests are allowed to carry small bags and backpacks in the Museum galleries.