Celebrate Black History Month and explore the stories of unsung Revolutionaries this February. Plan Your Visit

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Member Morning: Black Voices Highlights Tour

February 4, 2024, at 9:30 a.m.
Museum Members are invited to join a Museum educator for a 60-minute Black Voices of the Revolution tour of the core exhibit galleries highlighting a diverse set of stories, experiences, and objects related to people of African descent during the American Revolution.
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Occupied Philadelphia 2021

November 6, 2021 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Join us as we recreate the dark days of the 1777-78 British occupation with Occupied Philadelphia, the Museum’s annual flagship living history event.
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A family looks at the family guide activities in the Museum's Black Founders exhibit.

Labor Day Weekend 2023 at the Museum

September 2-4, 2023
Over Labor Day weekend, join the Museum to explore our Black Founders special exhibit, participate in family-friendly activities and crafts, and more as we wrap up A Revolutionary Summer. Children 12 years old and younger will receive free Museum admission throughout the holiday weekend.
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Elizabeth "Betty" Dorn's short gown
Monmouth County Historical Society, Freehold, NJ. Gift of Mrs. Charles G. Bennet and Miss Louise Hartshorne, 1935

SOLD OUT | Artisan Workshop Stitch-In: Make Elizabeth Dorn’s Gown (Virtual)

February 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2021 from 7-8:30 p.m.
This four-week virtual workshop will introduce participants to fashion history and how to make your own short gown based on Elizabeth “Betty” Dorn’s short gown.
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This image shows adolescent males, in military costumes, sitting inside the camp site tent in Revolution Place. There is also a mother dressing her son in a military costume, standing outside the tent.

History Explorers Club: Camp Life

July 24, 2021 from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Find out more about the people you would find at a Continental Army camp and the critical roles they played at this family-friendly History Explorers Club.
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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.

History Explorers Club: Ask a Historian

August 28, 2021 from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Learn about what a historian does and ask a Museum historian all your burning questions about the Revolutionary Era at our family-friendly August History Explorers Club.
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Jordan Smith dresses in traditional Mohawk clothing at the Museum as part of Indigenous Peoples Weekend in 2022.

Indigenous Peoples Weekend 2023 at the Museum

October 7-9, 2023
Join us at the Museum to explore Native American history, culture, and their role in the American Revolution, as part of our annual Indigenous Peoples Weekend celebration.
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British red coats march past the Museum up Third Street as part of Occupied Philadelphia.

Occupied Philadelphia 2023

October 28-29, 2023
Join the Museum as we recreate the dark days of the British occupation of 1777-1778 with Occupied Philadelphia, our annual flagship living history event, in Old City.
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The Museum's first oval office project set up at Newport Historical Society with four costumed living history interpreters and one Museum staff member in a navy blue museum polo.

First Oval Office Project at Newport Historical Society's French in Newport Weekend

July 14-15, 2023
Join Museum staff for a weekend of living history in Newport, Rhode Island, as part of the Newport Historical Society's French in Newport event on July 14-15.
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Indigenous Peoples Weekend featured tradional Oneida Dancers

Indigenous Peoples Weekend at the Museum

October 8-10, 2022
Join us at the Museum and online to explore Native American history, culture, and their role in the American Revolution, as part of our annual Indigenous Peoples Weekend celebration.
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