Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia, PA

101 S. Third StreetPhiladelphia, PA 19106
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The Museum of the American Revolution is a must-see for anyone visiting Philadelphia. Learn about The War of Independence and how the conflict set American colonies on the path to freedom. The large museum features art, manuscripts, personal diaries, weaponry, interactive exhibits, and even a movie! Passionate guides contribute more knowledge as you investigate!

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Philadelphia Travel Experts
  • Great for all ages!
  • Handicap accessible.
  • Children under 5 are free!
  • There are several parking garages located within a mile from the Museum.
  • Go at your own pace. Expect to spend at least an hour to an hour and a half at the museum.


from Museum of the American Revolution
The Museum of the American Revolution explores the dynamic story of the American Revolution using its rich collection of Revolutionary-era weapons, personal items, letters, diaries, and works of art. Immersive galleries, theater experiences, and recreated historical environments bring to life the events, people, and ideals of our nation’s founding and engage people in the history and continuing relevance of the American Revolution. Located just steps away from Independence Hall, Carpenters’ Hall, and Franklin Court, the Museum serves as a portal to the region’s many Revolutionary sites, sparking interest, providing context, and encouraging exploration. The Museum is a private, non-profit, and non-partisan organization.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
"A new way to look back in History"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed June 24, 2020 NEW
A very informative and interactive chronological journey through the years before, during and after the American Revolution. A great mix of exhibits with historical information, artifacts, interactive exhibits and films gives a good timeline of the revolution. The journey begins with introductory film and end with the film and glass case viewing of the Washington's tent. Worth a trip to Philadelphia to see the newer museum !! The exhibits and great stories throughout the museum is enhanced with the staff retelling a more detailed information of some of the artifacts at various times during the day. They are friendly and open to answer any questions you may have. The exhibits are a combination of artifacts interspersed with excellent audio visual presentations harnessing the latest technology. The basement is dedicated to mostly hands on activities for the kids of all ages. The scavenger hunt throughout the museum was a fun game to play with the prize as old map of Philadelphia during those times. Definitely worth my trip to the historical city.
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"Day to remember."
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 12, 2020
lovely place to visit.must visit if you love history.lovely experience.Friendly staff.The whole tour is very managed.Thanks
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New Oxford, Pennsylvania
"A wonderful way to spend a day!"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed March 10, 2020
We arrived at about 11:00 AM and weren’t quite finished by closing at 5:00. Our lunch break was only a cup of coffee and a shared pretzel since we didn’t want to spend the time. The cafeteria and the bookstore had great offerings, but if you are like us and read everything, you will definitely need all day. The docents recommended coming in Fall rather than Spring on weekdays when the school groups arrive. I am a student of the Revolution and still learned a great deal about the background, causes, and conflicts leading up to the war. Really loved the interactive displays and the privateer ship. Don’t miss the film about Washington’s Tent! Ask questions, the docents have lots of stories to tell and they are good at it. Recommend for all ages. Under 10 might need to be encouraged to interact, but there is stuff there for them. I wish there was a little more about the war in the Southern Colonies, but otherwise very complete.
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"A Must See in Philly"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 09, 2020
This museum is very new and they have done a fabulous job making it interesting and relate-able to people of all ages. We were lucky enough to be the only two people on the 60 minute guided tour. It was very informative, hitting the highlights. We then walked back through for a more thorough viewing. They have special exhibitions which change every few months. We saw Cost of Revolution: The Life and Death of an Irish Solider which offered a unique individual's perspective on the war. The exhibit was accompanied by a one man theatrical performance which was truly outstanding and brought the exhibit to life in a really unique way. Excellently done.
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Burnham, Pennsylvania
"Philadelphia highlight"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 08, 2020
We all really enjoyed this museum- one senior, one adult and two teens. Got to see a wonderful theatrical monologue & Washington’s tent.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Museum of the American Revolution

What are the hours of operation?
The Museum is open daily from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. The Museum is closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.

Is parking provided? If so, what is the fee? No. There are several parking garages located within a mile from the Museum (fees vary):

  • Bourse Garage, 400 Ranstead Street.* 
  • Park America, 27 South 3rd Street.
  • Parkway Corporation, 36 South 2nd Street.
  • E-Z Park, 36 Front Street.
  • Short Parking Corp, 37 South 2nd Street.
  • The Autopark at Olde City, 125 South 2nd Street.* 
  • Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District.
  • Patriot Parking, 101 Market Street.
  • Central Parking, 800 Market Street.
Where is it located? 
101 South Third Street, Philadelphia, PA at the corner of 3rd and Chestnut Street.

Is the tour appropriate for children? 
Yes. Children 5 and under are free.

Is the tour wheelchair accessible?
Yes, the tour is wheelchair accessible.

Can I bring my camera?
Still and video photography is permitted for noncommercial use only in the Museum and exhibitions, unless otherwise posted. For the safety of our visitors and collections, the use of tripods, monopods, and selfie sticks is not permitted at any time. Please refrain from any flash photography while in the Museum.

How long is the tour? 
You go at your own pace. Expect at least an hour to an hour and a half.

What’s included in my ticket/experience?
All tickets are for a specific day and are good for both that day and the following day. You may arrive at any time on the date you select during our regularly scheduled operating hours (10:00 AM to 5:00 PM unless otherwise noted).

Can I bring my pet?