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Philadelphia's Museum of the American Revolution Now Open

On April 19, 1775, a shot rang out across the Old North Bridge in Concord, Massachusetts, igniting the Revolutionary War and changing the course of history forever. On April 19, 2017 – the 242nd anniversary of that “shot heard ‘round the world” – history was made once again as Philadelphia’s new Museum of the American Revolution officially opened to the public.
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Tim McGrath and Dr. R. Scott Stephenson on stage talking to the audience in Liberty Hall as part of the Museum's Read the Revolution Speaker Series.

Read the Revolution with Tim McGrath

Author and avid sailor Tim McGrath joined the Museum for a special presentation, “’What Think You of an American Fleet?’: The Rise and Fall of the Continental Navy,” to kickoff the Museum's 2023-24 Read the Revolution Speaker Series.
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History Museums’ Super Bowl Wager to Be Fulfilled April 17

A wager made in the spirit of friendly competition in the weeks leading up to Super Bowl LII will soon be fulfilled at the Museum of the American Revolution. Wearing Philadelphia Eagles gear, President of the Massachusetts Historical Society Catherine Allgor will deliver a speech defending Philadelphia – not Boston – as the true American “Cradle of Liberty” on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at Noon.
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Museum of the American Revolution Exceeds $150 Million Capital Campaign Goal with Gift from Comcast NBCUniversal and The Roberts Foundation

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Explore Revolutionary-Era Holidays on the Homefront with Festive 18th-Century Music, Snowy Stories, and More for the Whole Family this Winter Break, Dec. 26 – 31

Experience what the holidays were like on the homefront during the Revolutionary era during Winter Break at the Museum of the American Revolution, from Tuesday, Dec. 26 – Sunday, Dec. 31, 2023. Visitors of all ages can enjoy authentic 18th-century music, watch moving first-person theatrical performances, make festive crafts to take home, and more while exploring colonial life during the winter months. Plus, stop by the Museum Shop to find the perfect last-minute holiday gift.
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The image shows a book cover of Rebels Rising: Cities and the American Revolution by Benjamin Carp. There is an illustration of ships sailing into port at the top of the cover surrounded by a red border with stars. The rest of the cover is blue.

Rebels Rising

This excerpt from Benjamin Carp explains the role of colonial meeting spaces as opinions of everyday people gained increasing political influence.
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This image depicts the book cover of Revolution Song: The Story of America’s Founding in Six Remarkable Lives by Russell Shorto. The cover shows a picture of the King George III statue being pulled down. In 1776, following a reading of the Declaration of Independence, a crowd of New Yorkers arrived at Bowling Green in lower Manhattan and physically pulled down the statue.

Revolution Song

This excerpt from Russell Shorto weaves together the life stories of six historical figures against the backdrop of the American Revolution.
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Book cover for The Overflowing of Friendship by Richard Godbeer fades top down from yellow to light blue with the book title in a blue script font.

The Overflowing of Friendship

Read an excerpt from Richard Godbeer's book, The Overflowing of Friendship: Love Between Men and the Creation of the American Republic.
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A watercolor image of Andrew in his American Army uniform.

Finding Freedom: Primary Sources for Andrew

Discover a selection of primary sources the Museum used to construct Andrew's story for Finding Freedom.
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Finding Freedom: Primary Sources for Eve

Discover a selection of primary sources the Museum used to construct Eve's story for Finding Freedom.
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