Join the Museum of the American Revolution this Spring for a series of guided tours through the Museum and the surrounding historic neighborhood! Enjoy one of two guided neighborhood tours, or one of three enhanced tours through the Museum accompanied by a Museum educator. Museum educators will guide guests through the history, offering insights, behind the scenes details on the founding and creation of the Museum, and surprising stories involving pieces from the Museum’s collection.
Outdoor Walking Tours of Our Historic Neighborhood
Black Founders of Philadelphia
Recurring every Saturday at 2 pm, explore Old City Philadelphia on a 90-minute guided tour which includes stops at famous sites involving African American history, such as the Mother Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church and Washington Square park, which was used as a burial ground for both free and enslaved African Americans throughout the 18th century.
Every Sundays at 2 pm, follow an expert guide through the historic Revolutionary neighborhood around the Museum, reimagining what life was like 1700s! This tour is 90 minutes and covers about a mile of the surrounding area, with stops at iconic locations including City Tavern, Independence Hall and The Carpenters’ Hall.
In-Gallery Tour Options
Highlights Tour: Core Exhibition
Saturdays and Sundays, from 11 am to 3 pm, join a Museum educator on this hour long tour through their core exhibit galleries of the Museum! Educators will highlight the diverse groups of people living in North America experienced the Revolution – from Loyalists and Hessians to African Americans and women on the home front and battlefield.
Black Voices of the Revolution
Join a Museum educator Saturdays and Sundays at 12 pm for this hour long tour of their core exhibit galleries, drawing attention to the diverse set of stories, experiences and artifacts related to people of African descent during the American Revolution.
Early Access Guided Tour
This hour long, guided tour, held Fridays and Saturdays at 9 am, will give visitors a private viewing of our galleries before we open to the public. Explore the compelling narratives about the diverse peoples and events they participated in which sparked the American Revolution.