The Last Days of Summer at the Museum of the American Revolution


Summer is not over yet!

There is still plenty of summer left to come and explore the Museum! Take an outdoor walking tour with one of our Visitor Engagement Associates or beat the heat with our Gallery Highlight Tours. Members can enjoy an exclusive tour of the galleries with this month’s Member Morning. Labor Day Weekend is just around the corner and it’s never to early to start planning your visit!

Upcoming Events

First Oval Office Project at Penn's McNeil Center with the Living History Youth Summer Institute
 First Oval Office Project at Penn’s McNeil Center
August 5 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Join the Museum on August 5 at the McNeil Center for Early American Studies where students from the Living History Youth Summer Institute, along with costumed living historians, will set up our First Oval Office Project, a recreated Revolutionary War encampment. This event is a culminating public event for the students participating in the Museum’s Living History Youth Summer Institute, which is part of our African American Interpretive Program.

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Member Morning: Revolutionary Women Gallery Talk
August 6, 2023, at 9:30 a.m.

Museum Members are invited to join a Museum educator for a 30-minute gallery talk exploring the roles of Revolutionary-era women on the homefront and campaign during the Revolutionary War. Along the way, see artifacts and learn what the stories of Revolutionary women reveal about how different people experienced and remembered the Revolution.

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Blue Star Families – Way to Save
Onsite only

The Museum is proud to be part of the Blue Star Museums program, which offers free admission to active-duty military personnel, including the National Guard and Reserves, and their families from Armed Forces Day (May 20) through Labor Day. This offer is not available online.

Plan Your Visit

Neighborhood Walking Tours
Offered Daily

Join an educator on a 1.5-hour outdoor walking tour of Old City Philadelphia. Discuss the experiences of everyday people in the Revolutionary era with our Revolutionary City tour. Our Black Founders of Philadelphia tour allows you to explore Old City Philadelphia’s rich Black history. Don’t forget to bring water and sunscreen, and make sure to save time to explore the Museum before or after your tour!

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Flags on a Staircase
True Colours & Washington Standard Projects
On Display Daily

Learn more about the process of recreating — and the history behind — the flags flown by 18th-century ships at sea during the Revolutionary War with the True Colours Flag Project. Plus, learn about the Museum’s 2022-23 Washington Standard Project to create handmade replicas of General George Washington’s headquarters flag.

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