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The Declaration’s Journey

October 18, 2025 - January 3, 2027
The Declaration's Journey, opening in Fall 2025, will explore how a document created out of a colonial rebellion on the margins of the British empire became one of the most world renowned statements of political rights in human history.
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"Meet Elizabeth Freeman" Performance

Watch the original first-person theatrical performance portraying the life and experiences of Elizabeth Freeman, a Massachusetts woman who sued for her freedom from enslavement and won, produced in conjunction with our 2020-21 exhibit, When Women Lost the Vote.
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Celebrating Five Years of Making History

On April 19, 2017, the Museum of the American Revolution officially opened to the public with a celebration that stretched across Historic Philadelphia and reverberated around the nation.
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Force10 Sailmaking's Nahja Chimenti works on a sail in the family business's workshop.

From James Forten to Force 10, the Craft of Traditional Sailmaking Continues Today

Nahja Chimenti and Sean Bunting of Force 10 Sailmaking and Rigging reflect on their work, compare their workshop to the recreated sail loft that was in our Black Founders exhibit, and look at how James Forten's Revolutionary-era sailmaking work is similar to their own.
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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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Insignia of Independence

This excerpt from artist Don Troiani and author James L. Kochan looks at the armies of the American Revolution and further divides each by regiment to take a closer look.
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If These Stones Could Talk

Read an excerpt from Elaine Buck and Beverly Mills's recent book, If These Stones Could Talk: African American Presence in the Hopewell Valley, Sourland Mountain and Surrounding Regions of New Jersey.
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Museum Announces Historic Gift on Fifth Anniversary

The Museum announced a $50 million gift from the estate of H.F. (Gerry) Lenfest, the Museum’s Founding Chairman, who passed away in 2018, marking the largest single gift in the Museum's history.
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A high up view of the War at Sea gallery in the Museum of the American Revolution featuring a sloop
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A Revolutionary War

Core Exhibition
How Revolutionary was the war? Explore the final years of the Revolutionary War from the perspectives of the diverse people who lived through it.
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Flags and Founding Documents, 1776-Today

June 12 - September 6, 2021
The Museum's summer 2021 exhibit showcased 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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