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Portrait of William Shakespeare from the collection of the National Portrait Gallery in London.
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Founders' Writings on Their Admiration of William Shakespeare

Take a look at the deep appreciation many founders, like George Washington, John and Abigail Adams, and Thomas Jefferson, had for William Shakespeare and their recurring citations of his work.
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A photo of our Lexington-Concord gallery

Witnesses of the “Shot Heard Round the World"

Explore objects from the Battles of Lexington and Concord, which began the Revolutionary War on April 19, 1775.
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An image of the exterior of the Museum of the American Revolution building

Directions & Parking

Learn how to get to the Museum and where to park on your next visit.
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Image 100920 George Washington Tent Discovery Cart Tent Cart

In-Gallery Experience

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A Museum educator, in Revolutionary military costume, shows three adolescents how to use a cannon on the Privateer Ship in the galleries.

Join & Support

Learn about the variety of ways you can support the Museum of the American Revolution in historic Philadelphia.
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A visitor holds a miniature version of George Washington's standard flag in front of photographs of people from the Revolutionary generation who lived into the age of photography.

Donate

Find the perfect way to include the Museum in your giving plans, including planned and tribute gifts.
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Unit 4: James Forten and Entrepreneurs of African Descent

The purpose of this unit is to have students consider the importance of businessmen and women of African descent during the decades after the Revolutionary War.
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Paul Oakley Stovall sits across from Dr. R. Scott Stephenson in an AmRev360 conversation in Revolution Place.

AmRev360: History Takes Center Stage with Paul Oakley Stovall

Paul Oakley Stovall, writer of "Written by Phillis," joined the latest episode of the Museum's AmRev360 series, hosted by President & CEO Dr. R. Scott Stephenson.
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General George Washington Standard Flag featuring 13 six-pointed stars on a light sky blue silk field in the Museum's collection.

An Introduction to the Washington Standard Project

Learn about the Museum's project to recreate General George Washington's headquarters flag that marked his presence while on campaign during the Revolutionary War.
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Washington Field HQ Sleeping Marquee Exterior View

Virtual Tour of Washington's Field Headquarters

Explore the Museum's handsewn, full-scale replicas of General George Washington's Revolutionary War sleeping, dining, and baggage tents through 360-degree images in our Virtual Tour of Washington's Field Headquarters.
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