Museum of the American Revolution, Philadelphia

Museum of the American Revolution, Philadelphia (must see)

Fairly recently opened in April of 2017 and located near other historic sites in the heart of Philadelphia's old city, the Museum of the American Revolution is still new, and the facility is modern, bright, well laid-out, and spacious enough to handle crowds. Fittingly enough, its displays take you through the colonial periods leading up to the war with films and exhibits, that are interesting for all to enjoy, no matter the level of interest.

The most memorable piece on display in the museum is the tent that George Washington slept in during the American Revolution.

In addition to artworks, textiles, weapons, manuscripts, and rare books, there also are some interactive areas for children, plus a large and well-stocked gift shop on the 1st floor.

Tip:
You may skip the introductory film on the 1st floor, but don't skip the presentation on George Washington's tent, which is the museum's highlight. Check to see what times the presentation is playing, and make sure to show up a little bit early, as the theater is not large and fills up quickly.

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Sight Name: Museum of the American Revolution
Sight Location: Philadelphia, USA (See walking tours in Philadelphia)
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