The Museum of the American Revolution was constructed on the site of the former National Historical Park Visitor Center at Third and Chestnut Streets. The Museum houses artifacts, manuscripts, works of art, and objects from the period of the American Revolution, and tells the complete story of our nation’s independence. The building includes permanent and special exhibition galleries, theaters, education spaces, collection storage areas, a café, and a gift shop.
The Museum is located just steps from Independence Hall where the Declaration of Independence was adopted; Carpenter’s Hall, where the First Continental Congress met; Franklin Court, Benjamin Franklin’s home; and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier of the Revolution. The Museum of the American Revolution sparks interest in Philadelphia’s many historic sites, providing context, and encouraging explorations to the millions of visitors from around the world who travel to this historic neighborhood to learn about the birth of America.
“INTECH was the ideal firm to build the Museum. It is sophisticated and experienced enough to handle the complexities of a modern museum, yet small enough that our project was extremely important. Our expectations have been fully met; it is a great team.”Michael C. Quinn President and CEO Museum of the American Revolution