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Diamond Eagle of the Society of the Cincinnati

December 6, 2017 - March 4, 2018
The Museum displayed a priceless Diamond Eagle of the Society of the Cincinnati worn by George Washington in Philadelphia for the first time.
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Museum Films

Daily Showings
Explore the origins, experiences, and ongoing legacy of the American Revolution through three engaging films.
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Revolution Place

Temporarily Closed
The Museum’s family-friendly discovery center, Revolution Place, brings to life the Museum’s lively, diverse Old City neighborhood during the 1700s and invites visitors to learn through hands-on exploration.
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Hamilton Was Here: Rising Up in Revolutionary Philadelphia

October 27, 2018 - March 17, 2019
Hamilton Was Here was a hands-on exhibit revealing the connections between Philadelphia and Alexander Hamilton’s contributions to the nation’s founding.
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Bluecadet

A Revolutionary War

Core Exhibition
How Revolutionary was the war? Explore the final years of the American War for Independence from the perspectives of the diverse people who lived through it.
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The Darkest Hour

Core Exhibition
How did the Revolution survive its darkest hour? Explore how America would soon learn that it was one thing to declare independence, and quite another to secure it.
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The Road to Independence

Core Exhibition
How did people become Revolutionaries? Discover how the American Colonists – most of them content and even proud British subjects – became Revolutionaries as the roots of rebellion took hold.
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Guests with masks enjoy the images of Revolutionary War veterans.

A New Nation

Core Exhibition
What kind of nation did the Revolution create? The Revolutionaries succeeded in gaining independence, but then came the immense task of creating a nation founded on the principles of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
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Don Troiani's Victory or Death, Advance on Trenton 1776
Victory or Death, Advance on Trenton, 1776 (Image Courtesy of Don Troiani)

Liberty: Don Troiani’s Paintings of the Revolutionary War

October 16, 2021 - September 5, 2022
What did the Revolutionary War truly look like? Nationally renowned historical artist Don Troiani aims to answer this question, drawing from painstaking research to create paintings that capture the drama and reality of life on the march, in camp, and in battle. Over 40 of Troiani’s original paintings and dozens of artifacts from his personal collection—most on display for the first time in public—will plunge visitors into some of the most pivotal moments of America’s fight for independence, from the Battles of Lexington and Concord to the Siege of Yorktown.
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Flags and Founding Documents Exhibit

Flags and Founding Documents, 1776-Today

June 12, 2021 - September 6, 2021
The Museum's upcoming summer 2021 exhibit will showcase dozens of rare American flags alongside historic early state constitutions and the first printing of the proposed U.S. Constitution of 1787 to shed light on the triumphs and tensions that the United States faced as new states joined the union.
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