Museum of the American Revolution

Museum of the American Revolution, Philadelphia: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Museum of the American Revolution Reviews: 4.5/5

Museum of the American Revolution

Museum of the American Revolution
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The Museum of the American Revolution explores the dramatic, surprising story of the American Revolution through its unmatched collection of Revolutionary-era weapons, personal items, documents, and works of art. Immersive galleries, powerful theater experiences, and interactive digital elements bring to life the diverse array of people that created a new nation against incredible odds. Visitors gain a deeper appreciation for how this nation came to be and feel inspired to consider their role in the ongoing promise of the American Revolution. Located just steps away from Independence Hall, the Museum serves as a portal to the region’s many Revolutionary sites, sparking interest, providing context, and encouraging exploration.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Admission tickets
from $21.00
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How to get there
  • 2nd St • 4 min walk
  • 5th St • 5 min walk
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jjmg4423
Rochelle, IL304 contributions
How we became a nation
Oct 2021 • Couples
Simply outstanding. We spent two hours and we could have spent all day. We found out about this at the end of the day after a tour and did not have enough time but what we did see was exceptional.
Written October 15, 2021
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Jason P
Lansing, MI699 contributions
Must stop when visiting the Independence Hall area
Oct 2021 • Couples
Great museum. Not cheap at $21 ($19 if purchased in advance) but so many great artifacts you won’t see anywhere else. Even if you know the history of the Revolution, worthwhile going here just to see what is on display. Very few replicas and most items are originals.

The museum is fair in its handling of the Revolution and tries to incorporate different perspectives (African Americans, British, Indians, and women) in its telling of the story of the war. Museum is organized in a chronological format and in great shape.

The highlight is Washington’s wartime tent. They have it in a separate theater and you have to watch a 12 minute film to see it but I thought it gave good context to what you were seeing. Washington was not perfect (no one is) but gave up decades of his life in service of our country. Judging by the standards of his time, he was a great leader and the right person at the right time.

Overall, if you have to choose one museum in this Independence Hall area to visit, make it this one.
Written October 9, 2021
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ramblinggirl67
Atlanta, GA596 contributions
Beautiful museum with a lot of information
This was a beautiful museum- very clean and well-maintained. The staff was friendly and professional. I’ve been reading a lot about the American Revolution over the past year so I was really excited to include this on our Philly itinerary, despite not being much of a museum person. The Washington tent exhibit was especially neat. We spent close to 3 hours here and then had to move on because we had other things on our schedule- as a result, we rushed through the second half of the museum. The only complaint is that there is so much reading, and even as an avid reader with a newfound interest in the Revolution, there was only so much information I could take in. I would return here if/when I come back to Philadelphia.
Written October 9, 2021
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Barry M
Cordova, TN200 contributions
Revolutionary War History
Oct 2021
Our trip to see Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell also included a visit to the Museum of the American Revolution at 3rd & Chestnut. After a short film we took a self guided tour through the museum exhibits which followed the time-line of the Revolutionary War. Many of the exhibits were hands-on and all where spectacularly done. There was a second film dedicated solely to Gen. Washington's campaign tent along with a viewing of his actual tent, which was over 250-yrs old.
At the end of the tour there is a segment on other American "revolutions" - emancipation of slaves, women, etc.
There is a lot of historical information shared throughout the exhibits so plan on dedicating 3+ hours for your visit. Also do not miss the bas-relief depictions of Washington crossing the Delaware and the signing of the constitution on the exterior wall of the museum.
Written October 6, 2021
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hrobinson1114
Hopkinsville, KY2,405 contributions
Multimedia displays, Washington’s tent, and more
Oct 2021 • Solo
I spent two hours here, but you could probably spend a lot more. Ticket was 19 dollars in advance online (cheaper to buy ahead).

There is a 15 minute Washington film that’s pure propaganda (don’t hate me, I’m a Washington fan in most respects, but it is what it is). But the film is worth it, as at the end you see Washington’s original war tent (no photos allowed).

There is A LOT of info here. Takes you through the whole revolutionary war. I like that it covers all facets: how the enslaved felt, how loyalists felt, patriots, native Americans. A lot of short videos and interactive exhibits. Displays aren’t too wordy, and are simple—but again, there is VOLUME that adds up. A lot of well done visual work, both videos and waxwork.

Learned a lot about individual people you might not have read about in textbooks.

I think it could have been better about explaining the impact of the war on black and indigenous people. But the Constitution Center nearby helps supplement that material.
Written October 3, 2021
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Deborah
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Relax through History
We LOVED IT!
Sep 2021 • Couples
Plan a whole day. The museum is not only full of the normal diorama, but also physical examples of fighting equipment, Washington's tent, life size models of people doing what they did. There are also several movies to experience. It was GREAT.
Written September 30, 2021
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Sonia V
8 contributions
Wonderful museum
Wonderful museum very well organized. Loved the different perspectives described. And the war tent of General Washington must not be missed
Written September 23, 2021
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BarbL114
Silver Spring, MD60 contributions
Informative even for the well informed!
Sep 2021
I consider myself fairly knowledgable about the American Revolution, and I still feel like I learned quite a bit. The museum is fairly new, and that shows in the way it's well laid out as well as through its inclusion of everyone's stories--this isn't just Great White Men Making History. The video presentations were great, and I was surprisingly moved at the Washington's Tent movie and presentation. The guides throughout the museum were very friendly and informative, but not overbearing. The museum does a good job putting the Revolution in context. Definitely worth checking out.
Written September 21, 2021
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George B
Puerto Rico998 contributions
Very nice museum
Sep 2021 • Friends
Very nice museum to help one understand the origins of the United States of America and its struggles to become a separate nation. Had a very nice movie presentation to start your visit, and an ordered tour of exihibits and artifacts from the revolutionary war years. Very well ordered and maintained. Recomended.
Written September 12, 2021
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joans
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unexpected delight
Sep 2021
A wonderfully presented exhibit. Great way to learn about this war. Guides were cheerful & helpful & shared their favorite musdeum items.
Seeing Washington's tent brought me to tears
Written September 11, 2021
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