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Celebrating One Year!


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Celebrate the Museum's One Year anniversary with live fife and drum music, cake, and more from Thursday, April 19 - Sunday, April 22, 2018!

The Museum officially opened to the public on April 19, 2017 – the anniversary of the “shot heard ‘round the world” that ignited the Revolutionary War – and inspires visitors to consider their own role in the carrying forward the unfinished aspirations of the American Revolution.

Be a part of the Museum’s history and sign your name to a Revolutionary muster roll or help us create a temporary installation of paper chains in honor of our “Paper Anniversary.” The muster roll will be included in a time capsule to be locked away in the Museum’s archives until 2026, America’s 250th birthday year. Snap a photo in a complimentary photo booth.

On Saturday and Sunday, April 21 – 22, the fifes and drums of the Old Barracks will perform their repertoire of colonial music from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. On Saturday at 1 p.m., visitors can enjoy a piece of a birthday cake shaped like Washington’s War Tent. On Sunday, musicians from the Philadelphia Orchestra will delight visitors with a family-friendly musical performance inspired by artifacts in the Museum’s collection in the first-floor Patriots Gallery from 3 – 5 p.m. On April 20, 21, and 22, a “Making the Museum” talk will take visitors behind-the-scenes of the Museum’s creation at 2 p.m. in Liberty Hall.