Public Programs

Visitors make their own buttons at "History After Hours" event.

The Museum delivers a seasonal program of talks and events, courses and workshops designed to engage visitors on multiple levels. The Museum’s flagship speaker series Read the Revolution invites historians and authors to the Museum for lively and engaging discussions about their work. Speakers have included Alan Taylor, Jane Kamensky, Nathaniel Philbrick, Annette Gordon-Reed and Peter Onuf. The Museum’s monthly History after Hours series features a changing program of speakers, artist demonstrations and hands-on activities that bring to light new perspectives on the Revolution.

Seminars and hands-on workshops are available for lifelong learners, as well as gallery tours, walking tours and object talks for guests wishing to dig a bit deeper.

Programs and Special Events

Read the Revolution Speaker Series

Bringing celebrated authors and historians to the Museum of the American Revolution for lively, facilitated discussions of their work.  These evening programs explore the people, events, ideas, and legacies of our nation's Founding era. 

History After Hours

Our History After Hours series returns with extended evening hours from 5 – 8 p.m., special themed programs, happy hour food and drink specials, games and trivia, and full access to the Museum’s exhibits including timed screenings of Washington's War Tent.

2018-2019 Year of Hamilton

The Museum's “Year of Hamilton” programming includes a range of special events and programs dedicated to exploring Hamilton’s life and legacy. Visitors can enjoy walking tours, after hour programs, speaker talks and much more!

Artisan Workshops

Learn the fundamentals of 18th-century dress and what it reveals about the Revolution in this series of hands-on workshops. Spend the day learning traditional skills and working with your hands, beginning with a close look at objects in the Museum’s Galleries as inspiration for your own creations. In these workshops, you’ll create your own replica to take home, learn tricks of 18th-century trades, and meet others while discovering new talents in making and doing.

Guided and Walking Tours

Explore the Museum with an expert!  Take a guided tour and enhance your experience with additional insight into the artifacts and exhibits, behind-the-scenes details of the Museum’s creation, and opportunities to dig deeper into the stories behind objects on display.