Explore our Collection: Wooden USTATES canteen

This extremely rare wooden soldier’s canteen (circa 1777-1778) is marked USTATES, indicating Continental Army usage. Alarmed by chronic shortfalls in arms and equipment caused in part by thefts and negligence, the Continental Congress directed in February 1777 that all the arms and accoutrements belonging to the country should be marked to show...
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Looking for something new to do this spring? Plan your first visit to the Museum of the American Revolution today.

Opening April 19!

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#LastCall to submit your proposal for "The Art of Revolutions" conference.

Happening in Philadelphia October 26-28, 2017, the conference is co-sponsored by the American Philosophical Society, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Museum of the American Revolution.
We didn't have a snowball fight in snowy Philadelphia today, but back in the winter of 1775-76 George Washington had to break one up between his soldiers in Harvard Yard.

Witnessed by eleven year-old Israel Trask, the snowball fight quickly turned into a bloody brawl between soldiers from different regiments. Trask later recalled that Washington "leaped from his saddle, threw the reins of his...
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"Procreation is Power."

Learn more in this week's Read the Revolution: Revolutionary Conceptions: Women, Fertility, and Family Limitation in America, 1760-1820, by Susan Klepp

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Exhibit #SneakPeek: Pulling down the statue of King George III

In this recreated moment from the Revolutionary War, you will experience New York City on July 9, 1776 following the first reading of the Declaration of Independence to Gen. Washington and part of the Continental Army.

Walk into this immersive scene and ask yourself; would you join in and help tear down this larger-than-life...
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Explore our Collection: Thomas Palmer Musket

This musket, made by Philadelphia gunsmith Thomas Palmer, is believed to have been one of the forty muskets ordered by George Washington in January 1775 for the Prince William County Independent Company in Virginia.

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We're just 50 days from our opening on April 19!

Enjoy this 360 degree view of the Museum from our grand staircase.

Photo Credit: Abad Rosa
#TodayinHistory in 1778 Baron Von Steuben arrived at Valley Forge.

Born Frederick William Augustus Henry von Steuben, the Prussian officer developed a simplified system of drill and discipline during the Valley Forge encampment of 1777-1778 that helped to forge the Continental Army into an effective fighting force.

Explore our Collection: First published in 1779, von Steuben's...
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Baron von Steuben's Regulations | Museum of the American Revolution

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#ReadtheRevolution is out!

In 1777, Johann Conrad Döhla journeyed from Anspach-Bayreuth to North America to fight alongside the British Army during the American War for Independence. The young soldier was one of the about 20,000 German-speaking troops, collectively referred to as "Hessians," hired by King George III to help defeat the American Revolutionaries. Döhla fought from New York to...
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Reminder! Tickets go on sale at 12:00 pm EST.

Find the link to book your tickets on our website: [ Amrevmuseum.org Link ]

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"I was summoned by my country, whose voice I can never hear but with veneration and love..."

-George Washington, First Inaugural Address, 1789

Happy #PresidentsDay!
Get ready! Tickets go on sale this Wednesday at noon.

In the meantime take a peek behind the scenes in this great philly.com article.

Tickets going on sale for Philly's Revolutionary War museum

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Become a Founding Member today and be one of the first to see the Museum at our special Members-Only Preview Weekend on April 15-16, 2017.

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Join our growing team!

We will be accepting applications for these jobs:

Visitor Services Associate
Represents the Museum to visitors in a positive and appropriate manner, handling general visitor inquiries, questions, operating theaters and selling tickets.

Security Guards
Oversee and protect Museum property, staff and visitors, maintaining a safe and secure environment by observing any...
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Happy #ValentinesDay Everyone! <3

From the collection: Revolutionary War-era leather cartridge box embellished with a heart.
Behind the Scenes: Installing the "Siege of Yorktown"

Last week we installed an exceptionally large hand-painted copy of French artist Louis Charles-Auguste Couder’s Siege of Yorktown (1781). This mid-19th-century painting is a copy of the original 1836 Couder painting, which hangs in the Hall of the Battles in the Palace of Versailles. It was commissioned as part of a series of works...
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