I wish there had been places like this when I was in school, history then was names and dates, this is hands on and brings history alive. I know more about the American Revolution now than I ever did.
The best place to start is watching the short film ‘Revolution’ and then proceeding to the main galleries. Beginning in the lower right of the map we have…
Becoming Revolutionaries (1760-1775)
The Darkest Hour (1776-1778)
A Revolutionary War (1778-1783)
A New Nation (1783-present)
Last but not least, but certainly the most impressive – Washington’s War Tent
**From museum brochure – Created for use as a mobile field headquarters during the Revolutionary War, the tent likely was made in Reading, Pennsylvania in early 1778, while Washington was encamped at Valley Forge. It was used by George Washington from 1778 – 1783, and witnessed many dramatic moments during the War of Independence, including the 1781 Siege of Yorktown, the last major battle of the war. The tent was last displayed several decades ago at Valley Forge National Historical Park.
Since we had limited time in Philadelphia we weren’t able to see much else. I did however want to see the Liberty Bell and although that museum was closed it was visible from outside.