Philadelphia, PA -The drama unfolds exhibit by exhibit. Just two blocks from Independence Hall—the command center for the Revolution—the newest addition to America’s most historic square mile documents the strategic wins, crushing losses and world-altering consequences of the war for We the People. 101 S. 3rd Street, (215) 253-6731, amrevmuseum.org
The Museum of the American Revolution opens its doors this spring in the Historic Philadelphia district, just steps from Independence Hall and in the heart of a city that served as the headquarters for the Revolution. Through immersive exhibitions and priceless artifacts, the museum traces the evolution of the colonies from the earliest days of unrest through a legendary war and the improbable victory that led to a new nation. Highlights include General Washington’s original headquarters tent, Revolutionary War weapons, centuries-old military documents and hundreds of other authentic objects.
Before the opening of the country’s first museum dedicated to the United States war of independence, MoAR made sure its docents received accessibility training from Art-Reach staff. The result: The Historic District’s newest attraction is fully wheelchair accessible, lends out assistive listening devices and wheelchairs at its front desk, shows its films with easy-to-read captions—and is developing more programming to share the compelling true stories of the American Revolution with more people. 101 S. 3rd Street, (215) 253-6731, amrevmuseum.org
CELEBRATING HISTORY TOGETHER
The Little Lion is proud to partner with the Museum of the American Revolution during its grand opening. All ticket holders can show their Museum ticket at The Little Lion at any time, seven days a week for a free mini corn hoecake - George Washington's favorite breakfast! All museum members can save 15% off their food and drink by showing their membership card any day of the year, seven days a week.
On opening day, April 19th, The Little Lion fires up a special revolution-inspired dish to support the Museum. The Hamilton Steak will be available for $21.00. The entrée, based on research with the Museum on Hamilton’s favorite foods, will be marinated and grilled, served with pickled red onions and green tomatoes, and an herbed butter compote. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the entrée on April 19th will be donated to the Museum.
Behind the scenes, the two Old City entities are working together by The Little Lion offering a discount to employees and visiting media outlets. The Little Lion hosted a special media breakfast in advance of the Museum's media day. The Little Lion will also support the tourism efforts by providing a special discount on food and drink on opening day for visiting journalists. Younge said, "We are excited to explore other ways to work together - and support the Museum in any way we can!"