Museum of the American Revolution Celebrates First Anniversary
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April 1920183:00 pm - April 2220184:30 pm
Museum of the American Revolution, 101 S. 3rd St., Philadelphia, PA, 19106 + Google Map

Named one of the “10 Best New Museums in the World” by Fodor’s Travel and one of the “10 New Museums You Have to Visit in 2018” by Travel Channel, Philadelphia’s new Museum of the American Revolution will celebrate its first anniversary on April 19 and invites the community to join the festivities!

To thank the Museum’s many visitors, members, and supporters, the Museum will offer FREE general admission on Thursday, April 19 from 3 – 8 p.m., as part of the Museum’s History After Hours evening series (Tickets will be available beginning at 2 p.m. for 3 p.m. entry. Walk-up only, while tickets last.). The evening will include full exhibit access, trivia and games, and happy hour food and drink specials in the Museum’s Cross Keys Café.

From Thursday, April 19 – Sunday, April 22, visitors will have the opportunity to be part of the Museum’s history by signing their name to a Revolutionary muster roll and creating a temporary installation of chains and laurel wreaths in celebration of the Museum’s “Paper Anniversary.” The muster roll will be included in a time capsule to be locked away in the Museum’s archives until 2026, the 250th anniversary of American Independence. Throughout the weekend, visitors can snap a photo in a complimentary photo booth from 1 – 5 p.m. and will receive a magnetic frame as a commemorative gift to take home. Visitors also can sign a giant card to wish the Museum a happy first birthday.

On Saturday and Sunday, April 21 – 22, the fifes and drums of the Old Barracks will perform their repertoire of colonial music from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. on the Museum’s outdoor plaza. On Saturday at 1 p.m., visitors can enjoy a piece of a birthday cake shaped like Washington’s War Tent. On Sunday, a string quartet of musicians from the Philadelphia Orchestra will delight visitors with a family-friendly musical performance inspired by artifacts in the Museum’s collection. The performance will take place in the Museum’s first-floor Patriots Gallery from 3 – 4:15 p.m. From 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., visitors can participate in pre-concert educational activities, including handling and learning about historical and contemporary instruments at an “instrument petting zoo.”