This blog entry detailing the exciting Museum of the American Revolution is presented by the Center City worker’s comp attorneys of Laffey, Bucci & Kent.
The Museum of the American Revolution in historic Old City Philly tells the story of the American Revolution and its legacy through immersive galleries, theater experiences, and recreated historical environments. The Museum explores the story of the Revolution through its expansive collection of Revolutionary-era weapons, personal items, letters, diaries, and more. Below, our team offers some additional details regarding this exciting attraction which, in their opinion, should be at the top of every visitor’s list when in the City of Brotherly Love.
A Repository of American History Itself
The Museum of the American Revolution opened its doors on April 19, the anniversary of the “shot heard round the world,” and pays tribute to the revolution that gave birth to the United States more then 200 years ago.
Philadelphia is filled with revolutionary history, with iconic sites like Independence Hall and artifacts like the Liberty Bell. But the AmRevMuseum is the first time that history has been gathered together under one roof. Hundreds of items are on display! You can see muskets and powder horns, read letters and diaries. You can even stand under an 18-foot-tall steel replica of Boston’s Liberty Tree, a gathering spot for patriots before the revolution where British tax collectors were hung in effigy from the branches.
A Revolutionary Journey
At the Museum, visitors follow a chronological journey from the roots of conflict in the 1760s to the rise of armed resistance, the Declaration of independence of 1776 through the final years of the war. Visitors see the diversity of revolutionary-era Americans and their opinions, for example by viewing an Oneida Indian council house, and the 1773 volume Poems on Various Subjects by Phillis Wheatley (America’s first published black female poet.)
Several immersive gallery experiences feature a full-scale replica of Boston’s Liberty Tree, the recreation of an Oneida Indian Council, the Battlefield Theater featuring the Battle of Brandywine, a recreation of Independence Hall, and a large model of an 18th-century privateer ship. A dedicated theater houses one an iconic surviving artifact of the Revolution: General Washington’s Headquarters Tent, which served as both his office and sleeping quarters throughout much of the war.
The Museum’s Education programs serve thousands of people every year in rich and diverse learning programs that ranges from dynamic evening speaker series to hands-on learning experiences for children and families in Revolution Place, our hands-on discovery center.
Located just steps away from Independence Hall, Carpenters’ Hall, and Franklin Court, the Museum will serve as a portal to the region’s many Revolutionary sites, sparking interest, providing context, and encouraging exploration.
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