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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, and more.

Outdoor Walking Tour: Revolutionary City

Offered Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays at 1 p.m. & Sundays at 2 p.m.
$34 for walking tour only (non-members), $45 for walking tour plus Museum admission (non-members), $24 for Members
Please Note: Children under the age of 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

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 bring water and sunscreen, and make sure to save time to explore the Museum before or after your tour!

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Outdoor Walking Tour: Witness to Revolution, Philadelphia from 1776-1976

Offered Tuesdays & Thursdays at 1 p.m. & Saturdays at 2 p.m.
$34 for walking tour only (non-members), $45 for walking tour plus Museum admission (non-members), $24 for Members
Please Note: Children under the age of 18 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

Join a Museum educator on this outdoor walking tour of the historic Old City neighborhood to learn more about life in Philadelphia from the Revolutionary War all the way through to the 20th century. Pulling stories from the Museum's latest exhibition Witness to Revolution: The Unlikely Travels of Washington's Tent, this 1.5-hour tour explores the city through the lens of the new American nation and its people as they worked to answer questions about equality, liberty, and self-government. How does Washington's tent speak to these themes in the city? Travel with us as we go from the Declaration of Independence in 1776 to the Bicentennial in 1976 to find out! 

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Gallery Highlights Tour: Core Exhibition

Now Offered Daily at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Admission plus $10 non-members, $10 Members

Join a Museum educator for this 60-minute tour of the core exhibit galleries highlighting objects and hearing about how the diverse groups of people living in North America experienced the American Revolution, including Loyalists, Hessians, free and enslaved people of African descent, women at home and at war, and other Revolutionaries. During your tour, you will explore the American Revolution from its beginnings in the 1760s and trace its ongoing story.

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Gallery Highlights Tour: Black Voices of the Revolution

Offered Saturdays and Sundays at 12 p.m.
Admission plus $10 non-members, $10 Members

Join a Museum educator for this 60-minute tour of the core exhibit galleries highlighting a diverse set of stories, experiences, and objects related to people of African descent during the American Revolution. Along the way, you’ll see a first edition of Phillis Wheatley’s Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral, learn about Elizabeth Freeman’s historic court case, consider what the engraving “No Slavery” on a Continental Army soldier’s musket meant, and discuss William Lee's role on campaign as Washington's enslaved valet. Through it all, you’ll have the opportunity to consider what words like freedom, liberty, and equality meant for different people within the Revolutionary era, and how these ideas continue to influence our lives today.

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Early Access Guided Tour: Core Galleries

Offered every Thursday-Sunday at 9 a.m. 
$50 non-members, $35 Members

This 60-minute guided tour offers visitors a private 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.

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Audio Tours

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!

Now available: Audio tour for our Witness to Revolution: The Unlikely Travels of Washington's Tent special exhibition, open through Jan. 5, 2025!

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Corporate Values Tours

For a unique and impactful way to share your company’s values with your team, clients, or stakeholders, Corporate Values Tours at the Museum offer Revolutionary options for groups from any workplace. Our hour-long tours are designed to immerse participants in the stories of the American Revolution, highlighting your company’s values such as perseverance, diversity, and teamwork that drove the Revolutionaries to secure their independence. Contact [email protected] to book your tour today.

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Touch Tours

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.

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Guided tours and program facilitation is supported by a grant from the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.