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Celebrate Fourth of July at Museum of the American Revolution

by Katie Skrzek

Jun 21, 2024

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Destinations / North America

What better place to celebrate our nation’s independence than the city where the Declaration of Independence was signed? Head to Philadelphia with your family this Fourth of July and explore Museum of the American Revolution.

 

The museum hosts special programming throughout July 4th week:

 

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United States Citizenship and Immigration Services Naturalization Ceremony

Held June 28 at 10 a.m., the ceremony, hosted by United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, welcomes new American citizens. It takes place in the museum’s Liberty Hall.

 

Red, White & Blue To-Do

This event brings together museums, historic sites and other businesses in the Old City neighborhood on July 2, 9 a.m.–7 p.m. Enjoy a variety of patriotic activities, performances and a parade.

 

Meet Joseph Plumb Martin

Watch a first-person theatrical performance detailing the life of Joseph Plumb Martin, a teenage continental army soldier. Performances take place July 1, 3 and 4 at 1:15 p.m. and 3:15 p.m.

 

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Meet Elizabeth Freeman

This 30-minute, first-person theatrical performance about the life and experiences of Elizabeth Freeman, the Massachusetts woman who sued for freedom from enslavement and won. Performances take place July 2, 5, 6 and 7 at 1:15 p.m. and 3:15 p.m.

 

Daily offerings from the museum include walking tours, guided gallery tours, Revolution Place Discovery Center and the Witness to Revolution special exhibition.

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