The Museum of the American Revolution, Philadelphia, PA

I visited the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia in July 2019 and highly recommend going, along with also visiting the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown, another outstanding museum dedicated to the American Revolution that opened at about the same time as the Museum of the American Revolution.

The museum, which opened in 2017, is located two blocks from Independence Hall.


The core of the museum’s holdings are from the Rev. W. Herbert Burk collection. Burk was the founding vicar of the Washington Memorial Chapel at Valley Forge.

Display at the Museum of the American Revolution


I was impressed with the way in which touchscreens near displays made it easy to learn more about the objects, including examining them from all angles and reading more about them.


Throughout, small scenes with a few mannequins helped bring to life some of the experiences of the men and women involved. I found this story, in text on the wall above the scene, to be especially moving.

For those interested in the American Revolution, this and the museum in Yorktown are both well worth visiting.

Museum of the American Revolution

101 South Third Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106


— Lee Wright  |  Founder  |  The History List  |  History Camp  |  The Pursuit of History

Photos by Lee Wright, founder of the History List. Photos are available under a Creative Commons license. (CC BY 2.0) These photos were taken in July 2019.

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