Explore the Museum with an expert! Take a guided tour and enhance your experience with additional insight into the artifacts and exhibits, behind-the-scenes details of the Museum’s creation, and opportunities to dig deeper into the stories behind objects on display.
On this page, you will find information and ticket links for the Museum's robust lineup of tours, including early access tours, highlights tours, audio tours, walking tours, relaxed experience mornings, and more.
Early Access Guided Tour
Core exhibition tour offered every Friday and Saturday at 9 a.m.
$50 non-members, $35 Members
This 60-minute guided tour offers visitors an exclusive opportunity to see the Museum's exhibits before we open. These early access tours are great for members and first time visitors alike! Space is limited to 15 people.Book Tickets Member Tickets
In-Gallery Highlights Tour
Offered Saturdays and Sundays at 11 a.m., 12 p.m., and 3 p.m.
Admission plus $10 non-members, $10 Members
Join a Museum educator for a 60-minute guided tour of the Museum’s core exhibits.Book Tickets Member Tickets
Listen on a sanitized, Museum-issued device (available at front desk) for $3 for members, $4 for groups, and $5 for general public with regular admission.
Take our audio tour of the Museum’s core exhibition narrated by the Museum’s President and CEO Dr. R. Scott Stephenson, and featuring the “voices” of Phillis Wheatley, the first published African American female poet, and Baroness Frederika von Riedesel, who aided the wounded and journaled about her experience. Available in English, Spanish, and French!English Español Français
Outdoor Walking Tour: Revolutionary City
Offered Saturdays & Sundays at 2 p.m.
$34 for walking tour only (non-members), $45 for walking tour plus Museum admission (non-members), $24 for Members
Join an educator to explore our Revolutionary neighborhood and imagine what life was like in the 1700s. This 1.5-hour guided tour covers about a mile and stops outside iconic sites including City Tavern, Independence Hall, and Carpenters Hall to discuss the experiences of everyday people in the Revolutionary era. Don’t forget to save time to explore the Museum before or after your tour!Book Tickets Member Tickets
Relaxed Experience Mornings
Offered the second Sunday of each month
Experience the Museum galleries in a calm, crowd-free environment. The galleries will have lower sound effects and higher light levels to create a sensory-friendly experience. Throughout the morning, interact with replica objects and our accessibility-trained Museum staff at several stops along the way to enhance your experience. Although our films will be turned off, visitors can explore the story of George Washington’s War headquarters tent through replica artifacts. Stop by Revolution Place, our fully immersive and family-friendly discovery center. At the Front Desk, pick up a sensory guide or social story to aid your visit. Other offerings include an available quiet room and sensory kits to borrow.
Thanks to support from The Gordon and Llura Gund Foundation, the museum is pleased to offer free tickets for families to attend our monthly Relaxed Experience Mornings. Space is limited. To reserve tickets or if you have any questions, please contact email@example.com.
Offered on Demand with Booking in Advance
Join a Museum Educator for a tactile tour of the Museum’s core galleries designed for guests with visual disabilities and their sighted companions. This hour-and-a-half tour includes sensory experiences and replica objects that activate the history of the Revolution through hands-on learning. Touch Tours are free with admission and can be booked in advance! Call our front desk at (267) 579-3046 to book a ticket.
Guided tours and program facilitation is supported by a grant from the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.