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Group Visits

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Enjoy a journey through the remarkable story of America’s founding and gain a deeper understanding of the people, events, and ideals that gave birth to the nation.

Contact or call 267-579-3623 for more information on booking a group visit. 

Student and Youth Groups

Alongside a trained Museum educator, student groups will discover stories of our nation’s founding brought to life in exciting and unique ways. From the stirrings of unrest in colonial Boston to the ratification of the Constitution, the revolution will become real for students who will explore its ideals and challenges firsthand.

Over the course of this program, students in grades 4-12 will:

  • Learn about the major causes and events of the American Revolution, as well as the experiences of a wide-range of individuals from both sides of the conflict
  • Follow the stories of Revolutionary war era soldiers, sailors, civilians, women, children, free and enslaved African Americans, Loyalists, and Revolutionaries
  • Explore the Revolution via authentic objects and images, immersive environments, tableaus with life-sized figures, first and third person interpretation, and audiovisual technology
  • Stand beneath a full-scale replica of Boston’s Liberty Tree and consider arguments for and against independence from England
  • Climb aboard a privateer ship and learn about how the war was fought on both land and sea

Adult/Senior Group Visits

Join the angry mob that pulls down a statue of King George III. Wrestle with conflicting ideals of loyalty and independence. Face the enemy on the frontlines of battle while risking everything for the uncertain hope of freedom.

Museum Highlights Include:

  • Orientation film highlighting the drama and reality of the Revolutionary War
  • High tech media, engaging films, digital interactives, and hands-on experiences
  • Authentic witness objects that include manuscripts, artwork, weaponry, and personal diaries
  • Personal stories of America’s founding generation including craftsmen, laborers, seamen, farmers, African Americans, women, and Native People
  • Immersive environments where visitors will stand beneath Boston’s Liberty Tree and read broadsides decrying British tyranny, witness the historic debate among the Oneida people in their decision to join the American Cause, climb aboard a privateer ship and experience the war at sea, and enter the Battlefield Theater where the front line of war is brought to life

Group Tour Operators

Tour Operators should contact the Group Sales Department for more information about booking group travel at 267-579-3525.

Group Visit FAQs

Do I need to book my group reservation in advance?

Yes, groups of 15 or more must make their reservation in advance to receive the group discounted rates.

What is the minimum amount of people needed to qualify for the group discount?

You must have 15 paying guests to qualify for the group discounted rates.

Do you have timed admission?

Yes, entry to the Museum is timed, with admission every 20 minutes starting at 10AM (as early as 9AM for large school groups).

How long should I plan to spend at the Museum with my group?

We recommend adult groups plan to spend at least 2 hours visiting the Museum.  School group visits range from 1.5 hours to 2.5 hours.  Contact the group sales department to discuss school group options. 

Do you have a cafeteria or lunch space?

The Museum has an on-site café that offers light lunch options. Space is limited in the cafe.  Unfortunately, the café will not accept school groups. Contact the group sales department for school group lunch options.

Do you have a place for tour buses to park?

Bus unloading and loading will take place in the bus zone located in front of the Museum on the right-hand lane on Third Street between Chestnut and Walnut Streets. Buses can park for the day at the Callowhill Bus Center located on Callowhill Street between 2nd and Front Streets. The daily parking rate is $20 per bus with in and out privileges.  Overnight parking is an additional $10 per bus.

Are you within walking distance to other historical attractions?

The Museum is just a short walk from many attractions located within and around Independence National Historical Park such as Independence Hall, the Liberty Bell, Franklin Court, the Betsy Ross House, the National Constitution Center, and the US Mint.  

Who do I contact regarding private evening events and facility rentals?

You will contact Ashley Miller of Brulee Catering, the Museum’s onsite catering company. Ashley can be reached at 215-454-2031 or via email at