Visitors to the Museum of the American Revolution explore the galleries.

Adult Groups

The Museum Experience

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 front lines of battle while risking everything for uncertain hope of freedom.

Highlights include:

  • Introductory film highlighting the drama and reality of the Revolutionary War
  • High tech media, engaging films, digital interactives, and hands-on experiences
  • Authentic 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

Additional experiences to enhance your visit

Museum Highlights Tour - 1 hour

On this introductory tour of the core exhibition galleries, your group will learn about exhibit highlights as well as key artifacts and stories alongside a member(s) of the Museum’s education staff.

  • 1 hour experience in the galleries
  • Limited to 20 people
  • $10 per person, minimum 15 people

Lectures - 30 minutes

Lectures are 30 minutes in length and take place in the Museum’s classroom space. Programs must be scheduled in advance.

Group Rate:  $7 per person, 1 comp per 25

  • Philadelphia: A Revolutionary City
    • Eighteenth-century Philadelphia was a complex place where global trade brought new goods and new ideas to the people who became revolutionaries. Follow one artifact – a punchbowl uncovered in an archaeological dig on site of the Museum of the American Revolution – on a virtual tour of the city, and find yourself in market stalls, coffeehouses, illegal taverns, churches, and the halls of government.

  • Revolutionary Women: Writing About War
    • The Revolutionary War offered new opportunities for women from all backgrounds. Thousands of women chose sides and contributed to the American Revolution. What do their individual experiences, documented in travel diaries, memoirs, court records, and commonplace objects tell us about their experiences, the War, and its legacy? This talk highlights women’s objects and stories from the Museum’s core galleries.

  • Making the Museum
    • The Museum of the American Revolution opened in 2017, but it has a history that reaches back over a century. Where did our collection come from? How did an Episcopal minister in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, acquire Washington’s war tent, and what did that acquisition have to do with the American Civil War? How did our Museum end up in downtown Philadelphia? What new discoveries have we made from recent acquisitions? This presentation highlights key artifacts and reveals how things work behind-the-scenes at the Museum.

Contact a Group Sales Representative for lecture descriptions at groups@amrevmuseum.org.

Object Workshops - 1 hour

Object Workshops are 1 hour in length and take place in the Museum’s classroom space. Programs must be scheduled in advance.

Group Rate:  $8 per person

  • Made in Philadelphia
    • The Revolutionary War has begun and the Continental Army needs supplies! But who will make the firearms, flags, and weapons required to fight the British? Discover the challenges and successes of Philadelphia artisans like Thomas Palmer, Jacob Eckfelt, and Rebecca Flower Young, who made the war materiel that led to victory. Guests will have the opportunity to handle replicas of the tools and products used by these craftspeople.

  • Then and Now: Military Families During the Revolution and Today

    • Military families have always played an important role in supporting those fighting on the front lines. During the Revolutionary War, they raised children, worked with the armies on campaign, held down the home-front, made supplies, and raised funds. Explore the stories of the women and children who supported the military on and off the battlefield and learn how their experiences compare to military families today. Learn more about camp followers through an exploration of hand-made replicas of the things they carried on campaign.

  • Archaeology at the Museum of the American Revolution

    • In 2014, ahead of the Museum of the American Revolution’s construction, a team of archaeologists discovered remarkable artifacts from the people who once lived on this block. Investigate the neighborhood’s trash piles, buried for over 200 years, to understand what they add to ongoing research about the people who called this neighborhood home during the Revolution. While an educator discusses this work, test your archaeological skills by attempting to reassemble replicas of the thousands of broken pottery pieces uncovered at the site.

Contact a Group Sales Representative for lecture descriptions at groups@amrevmuseum.org.

Audio Tours

Take our new audio tour of the Museum’s core exhibition narrated by the Museum’s Vice President for Collections, Exhibitions and Programming 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.