New Witness to Revolution: The Unlikely Travels of Washington's Tent special exhibit now open. Info & Tickets

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Washington's Headquarters Flag

Believed to be the earliest surviving 13-star American flag, Washington's Standard marked his presence throughout the war.
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George Washington Mourning Picture

Prints and needlework pictures, like this one, commemorated George Washington's memory following his death on December 14, 1799.
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Read the Revolution Speaker Series with Jessica Millward

WATCH: Read the Revolution with Jessica Millward

Watch the Museum's archived video of Jessica Millward's January 2021 virtual discussion on her book, Finding Charity's Folk: Enslaved and Free Black Women in Maryland.
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Black Founders Virtual Tour

Immerse yourself in 360-degree panoramic gallery images, high-resolution photos of the artifacts and documents, a guided audio tour, and music station to explore the story of free Black Philadelphian James Forten and his descendants.
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Explore the Life and Legacy of George Washington and the Diverse People of His 18th-Century World during Presidents Day Weekend, Feb. 18-20

During Presidents Day Weekend at the Museum of the American Revolution, Saturday, Feb. 18 through Monday, Feb. 20, 2023, explore the life, leadership, and legacy of our nation’s first president, George Washington, and the diverse range of people with whom he interacted. Through hands-on demonstrations, discovery carts, pop-up talks, crafts, and more, discover lesser-known stories from Washington’s 18th-century world.
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Ricardo Herrera delivers his lecture about feeding Washington's army onstage in front of a crowd.

Read the Revolution with Ricardo Herrera

Watch Dr. Ricardo A. Herrera's January 2023 discussion on his book, Feeding Washington's Army: Surviving the Valley Forge Winter of 1778.
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Big Idea 1: Washington's Tent and the Revolutionary War

Learn more about the functions of George Washington's tent during the Revolutionary War and the people who helped make it happen.
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WATCH: Read the Revolution with Seanegan Sculley

Watch the Museum's archived video of Seanegan Sculley's November 2020 virtual discussion on his book, Contest for Liberty: Military Leadership in the Continental Army, 1775-1783.
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Three students from the Museum's Living History Youth Summer Institute pose for a photo in from the Museum's recreated George Washington's tent in Clark Park.

Museum’s Living History Youth Summer Institute Returns in July and August

This summer marks the return of the Museum of the American Revolution’s Living History Youth Summer Institute, a six-week intensive course for young adults interested in interpreting the lives of people of African ancestry in the Revolutionary era. This year’s program, which runs from July 5, 2023 – August 11, 2023, introduces eight participants to the museum field and the world of costumed historical interpretation, with a focus on enslaved and free people of African descent.
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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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