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General George Washington's Revolutionary War headquarters tent on display at the Museum

Member Morning: Witness to Revolution Special Exhibit Tour

March 3, 2024, at 9:30 a.m.
Museum Members are invited to join a Museum educator for a tour of our newest special exhibition, Witness to Revolution: The Unlikely Travels of Washington's Tent.
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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.

Commemorate Memorial Day Weekend at the Museum of the American Revolution, May 27-29

This Memorial Day Weekend, Saturday, May 27 - Monday, May 29, 2023, visitors to the Museum of the American Revolution can explore the stories of the diverse range of men and women who served and sacrificed during the Revolutionary War and pay tribute those who continue to serve our nation today. Throughout the weekend, veterans, military, and Blue Star Families will receive free admission.
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Upcoming Special Exhibition "Witness to Revolution: The Unlikely Travels of Washington’s Tent" Opens at the Museum of the American Revolution on Presidents Day Weekend, Feb. 2024

General George Washington’s headquarters tent from the Revolutionary War is the centerpiece of the Museum of the American Revolution, where more than a million visitors have experienced the tent’s power in an immersive theater experience. In the Museum's upcoming special exhibition, "Witness to Revolution: The Unlikely Travels of Washington’s Tent," more than 100 artifacts from across the country will be brought together to expand the story told in the Museum’s award-winning Washington’s War Tent theater presentation and explore the tent’s inspiring journey from the Revolutionary War to today. Opening during Presidents Day Weekend, Witness to Revolution will be on view exclusively at the Museum from Feb. 17, 2024, through Jan. 5, 2025, and will be included with regular Museum admission.
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The British Are Back! Living History Event on November 6 Recreates the British Occupation of Philadelphia

In the fall of 1777, Philadelphia was seized by the British and occupied for nine long months. The Museum of the American Revolution will recreate this little-known time in our city’s history as part of its annual living history event Occupied Philadelphia on Saturday, November 6, 2021, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
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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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The British Are Back! “Occupied Philadelphia” Living History Event Recreates the British Occupation of Philadelphia, Nov. 5-6

In the fall of 1777, Philadelphia was seized by the British and occupied for nine long months. The Museum of the American Revolution will recreate this little-known time in our city’s history as part of its annual living history event, Occupied Philadelphia, on Saturday, Nov. 5, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 6, 2022, from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
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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.

Memorial Day Weekend 2023 at the Museum

May 27-29, 2023
Join the Museum to pay tribute to the men and women who lost their lives in service to their country during the Revolutionary War and celebrate the freedoms they fought to secure for future generations. Veterans, military, and Blue Star Families enjoy free admission throughout Memorial Day Weekend.
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Beat the Heat at the Museum of the American Revolution this August

John Adams wrote that he dreaded “the melting Heats of a Philadelphia Summer,” but even though it’s hot outside, cool things are happening at the Museum of the American Revolution this August. In addition to enjoying the Museum’s ice-cold air conditioning (a perk of strict climate requirements for preserving artifacts), visitors can enjoy everything from 18th-century music on the outdoor plaza to an archaeology station and history-themed happy hours.
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Fourth of July Week 2024 at the Museum

June 29 - July 4, 2024
Join the Museum in historic Philadelphia for Independence Day with special activities, costumed interpretation, and crafts for all ages to discover the American Revolution and its ongoing relevance over Fourth of July week.
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This image depicts the book cover of Madison's Hand: Revising the Constitutional Convention by Mary Sarah Bilder. The text is written in white in front of a painting of James Madison. He is seated and wearing a black and white suit with papers in his right hand. He is gazing to his left.

Madison's Hand

This excerpt from Mary Bilder discusses James Madison’s personal and political evolution and his enduring ambivalence toward the Constitutional Convention
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