Museum of the American Revolution Philadelphia

The Museum of American History in Philadelphia contains thousands of artifacts including powder horns, American muskets, British and French swords, items from Lafayette and the headquarter’s tent of George Washington.  Of special note is the plan of the Battle of Brandywine.  The official site of the Brandywine Battlefield is less than 6 miles from Hamanassett Bed & Breakfast but the actual battle took place over hundreds of acres including as far north as our location.

The actual tent used by George Washington.

Tent of George Washington

George Washington sitting outside his tent at his headquarters.

General George Washington

The official opening is April 19, 2017 which is the anniversary of “the shot heard round the world”.  For four days after the official opening there will be four days of activities including music and living history interpreters in costumes.  You will be immersed in the story of the American Revolution (or as they call it in England “The War for American Independence”) by visiting the incredible collections of weapons, personal items, documents, and works of art.  The collections include items from armies of the British, French, and American.  

Not to miss is an issue of the Pennsylvania Evening Post from July 6, 1776 which printed the Declaration of Independence.  

Tickets are timed at 20 minutes intervals and are limited so your wait time won’t be too long.  Although you can purchase tickets at the site it is highly recommended that you purchase your tickets in advance to avoid disappointment.  Military discounts are offered but only at the site and you must show valid ID.  For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the official website of The Museum of the American Revolution.