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Museum of the American Revolution

(Photo by Hadas Kuznits)

Sidewalk Celebration Heralds Revolutionary War Museum Progress

There were fireworks, cannon volleys, and a full-dress parade outside a National Park Service building that is slated for demolition to make way for the new museum.

03/05/2014

(credit: John Ostapkovich)

Replica Of George Washington’s Headquarters Tent Set Up In Old City

School children get first dibs on Wednesday, seeing the replica of George Washington’s oval headquarters tent at 3rd and Chestnut Streets.

12/04/2013

(George Washington's marquee.  Photo provided)

Philadelphia’s Revolutionary War Museum Readies A Replica Artifact For Publicity

The project is a replica of a type of field tent called a marquee. The original (photo), in which George Washington spent a lot of his time as general of the Revolutionary Army, is in the museum’s collection.

04/01/2013

(The Bicentennial Bell is lowered by crane to a truck bed for relocation.  Credit: John McDevitt)

Bicentennial Bell, Britain’s Gift to US, Goes Into Storage

The nearly 13,000-pound bell was removed from its tower at 3rd and Chestnut Streets today to make way for a new Revolutionary War museum.

01/31/2013

(Bobby Livingston of RR Auctions, wearing document-handling gloves, shows a group of visiting students some of the signatures being displayed prior to their auction.  Credit: John Ostapkovich)

Our Country’s Founding Fathers Come Together Again, Briefly, in Philadelphia

This collection of signatures of all 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence heads to auction on December 15th.

11/13/2012

(File photo)

Plan For Revolutionary War Museum in Old City Moves Ahead in City Council

Council’s Rules Committee gave an initial okay to a zoning change for the southwest corner of Third and Chestnut Streets.

02/22/2012