Children and Families

Visitors get an immersive experience in the hands-on family learning center, Revolution Place.
Visitors get an immersive experience in the hands-on family learning center, Revolution Place.

There is plenty for children, their families and carers to see and do at the Museum, with hands-on activities at Discovery Carts, daily activities, story hours, “make & take” crafts and more. The Museum’s hands-on discovery center Revolution Place brings 1770s Philadelphia to life with four immersive environments – a military encampment, a tavern, a place of worship and a home – and digital interactives.

More to See, More to Do

Daily Programs

Every day, the Museum is alive with educators who deliver talks, tours, and hands-on activities. You can drill for battle outside the Battle of Brandywine Theater, step aboard the Privateer Ship and explore a sailor’s sea chest, participate in a free “Tableau Talk” tour of the Galleries, and handle replica objects at special themed Discovery Carts. All daily activities are free with admission!

Be sure to ask about our scheduled Daily Programs the day of your visit.  

Revolution Place

Open Saturdays and Sundays - 12 pm - 4 pm

What was life like in Philadelphia during the Revolutionary War? The Museum’s new discovery center, Revolution Place, brings to life the Museum’s lively, diverse Old City neighborhood during the 1700s and invites visitors to learn through hands-on exploration.

Revolution Place features four key recreated historical environments – a military encampment, a tavern, a home, and an 18th-century meeting house – to immerse and engage families, especially kids 5 – 12 years-old, in the places where the American Revolution took root. Visitors will enjoy experiential elements, interactive touchscreens, reproduction objects, and special programming set against colorful murals that evoke scenes from 18th-century Philadelphia.

Family Membership

Joining or renewing at the Family level entitles you to all Member benefits for two adults plus:

  • Up to 4 children (18 and under) or grandchildren (18 and under) per visit
  • One single-use guest admission pass

Birthday Parties

Located in Historic Philadelphia, just steps from Independence Hall, the Museum is THE perfect place to celebrate your child’s birthday in revolutionary style!

Each party includes a dedicated classroom, access to the Museum’s discovery center Revolution Place and a hands-on craft activity. Parties also include full day access to the Museum for your guests!

To book a Birthday Party at the Museum or for more information, please contact our Group Sales department at or 267-579-3623