July 4, 1776.
We all know this is an important date, it’s the day the United States declared its Independence!
For our founding fathers, this date was the culmination of a hard fought war, and now, we have a new museum to showcase it:
This Wednesday, April 19th, the Museum of the American Revolution will be opening in Philadelphia’s Historic District, just a few blocks away from Independence Hall with special speakers, including Vice President Biden, Governor Tom Wolf and a performance by Sydney James Harcourt, a member of the original Broadway cast of Hamilton.
The museum features artifacts from the war, including items that once belonged to George Washington himself, weaponry used in battle, journal and diary entries, as well as life-like figures, all showcased across 16 galleries.
Some other highlights of the museum include General Washington’s Headquarters Tent where he lived and worked from mid-1778 until 1783, as well as a replica of an 18th-century ship that visitors can climb aboard.
On the 242nd anniversary of the Battle of Lexington and Concord, former Vice President Joe Biden will open the Museum of the American Revolution. The museum will offer a glimpse into the war fought to allow the United States to become what it is, showcasing the struggles and doubts of the Revolutionary War, as well as the unity and purpose that it served.
The museum features digital recreations that allow visitors to become a part of the revolution from beginning to end, all in the center of Philadelphia, just blocks away from where the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution were debated and adopted.
We are especially excited since the Museum of the American Revolution is opening its doors right around the corner from our headquarters at Silence Dogood’s Tavern, and thrilled to welcome this new and exciting museum into the neighborhood!
General admission to the museum is $19 for adults, $17 for students, military personnel, AAA and AARP members, $12 for children ages 6 and up. Tickets are good for two consecutive days. To learn more about the museum click here.