This spring, Philadelphia and the nation’s revolutionary past hit the here and now in a major way.
The highly anticipated Museum of the American Revolution opens April 19, 2017 — and tickets go on sale at noon, Wednesday, February 22.
- The Museum of the American Revolution opens April 19, 2017.
- General admission tickets to the new museum go on sale on Wednesday, Feb. 22 at noon.
- Tickets are $19 for adults; $17 for students, active or retired military, and AAA and AARP members with ID; and $12 for children ages 6 and up. Children ages 5 and under are free.
Tickets on Sale
In honor of George Washington’s 285th Birthday — February 22 — general admission tickets to the new museum in Philadelphia’s Historic District will be available online at www.amrevmuseum.org and, for a few hours of celebration, in person.
Prospective museum-goers celebrating the day in Philly should report to the Museum of the American Revolution to score tickets in person from 10 a.m. to noon when the museum will prop open the doors for a sneak peek inside the first floor, on-site ticket sales and a birthday party for George Washington — who will be on-site (via a costumed interpreter) to blow out the candles on his birthday cake.
Tickets are $19 for adults; $17 for students, active or retired military, and AAA and AARP members with ID; and $12 for children ages 6 and up. Children ages 5 and under are free. All tickets are valid for two consecutive days. Group tickets and memberships are also available, and more information is available online.
About the Museum of the American Revolution
Steps away from Independence Hall, Carpenters’ Hall, Franklin Court and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier of the Revolution, the Museum of the American Revolution aims to create new interest and encourage exploration of this important historic era through a wide array of object-driven exhibitions, interactive galleries and large-scale models of 18th-century artifacts.
Thanks to a deep collection of historic artifacts, works of art, original manuscripts and printed works collected over many, many years, the museum has several thousand objects — including the original tent General George Washington used as his command center.
Designed by Robert A.M. Stern Architects, the new 118,000-square-foot museum rises three stories and includes permanent and temporary exhibition galleries, education spaces, theaters, retail, a cafe and more.
Stay tuned for more about opening weekend festivities, which begin on Wednesday, April 19, the 242nd anniversary of the “shot heard round the world” and the start of the Revolutionary War.