Museum of the American Revolution
The Museum of the American Revolution takes visitors on a journey through the incredible, unlikely story of our nation’s founding. Through exhibition galleries, theaters and a distinguished collection of original artifacts the complete history of the American Revolution will be brought to life within this 118,000 sq ft state-of-the-art facility… more than just a cultural center, also a one-of-a-kind backdrop for special events in Philadelphia.
View our facility rental guide for more details about planning events at the Museum of the American Revolution.
Watch the video sneak peek below of the event space by CinemaCake Filmmakers and be inspired to plan your event with us!
ROTUNDA & GROUND FLOOR COURT
Reception: 350 | Seated: 200
The Museum lobby’s gracious architecture provides an attractive venue for those attending special events and programs both during and after hours. The ceiling features a graceful vault, creating the distinctive feel of historic masonry construction that is heightened by the use of stone cladding on the walls and floor.
The Rotunda and ground floor court serves as the crossroads of the Museum. Visitors pass through the Court to enter the Main Theater, the Special Exhibition Space, the Museum Shop, and the Café. The Grand Staircase is the most distinctive architectural feature of the ground floor and provides a dramatic pathway to the Museum’s exhibition galleries.
LENFEST MEYER THEATER
The Lenfest Meyer main theater is ideally suited for after-hour use. The Theater has an expansive, sloped-floor that accommodates 190 people. It is outfitted with three synchronized digital projectors, a surround-sound audio system, and theatrical lighting. This technology can be adapted for illustrated presentations, lectures and meetings.
Seated: 300 / Reception: 500
Patriots Gallery will showcase short-term exhibitions. When not in use for this purpose, the space will be available for facility rentals. The 5,000 square foot space has the flexibility to be subdivided to host concurrent event programming.
CROSS KEYS CAFE
During museum hours, Cross Keys Café welcomes both guests and locals to enjoy colonial-era inspired dishes, locally sourced produce, made-to-order barista menu, and seasonal outdoor seating. The modern space is available to rent for a private event and it also includes the outdoor patio on third street.
ONEIDA INDIAN NATION ATRIUM
The Atrium offers an ideal space for cocktail receptions that are on the main level of the exhibits. An add-on for events is to include an exhibit experience for guests to explore the exhibits that bring the revolution to life including the full-scale replica of Boston’s Liberty Tree, where the first stirrings of revolt were discussed and debated; the Battlefield Theater, where visitors are placed on the Continental Army’s front lines to face an attack by British soldiers; and a full-scale replica of a privateer ship that went to sea to challenge the British Navy.
A highlight in the experience is a dynamic theater that will house one of the most iconic surviving artifacts of the Revolution – General George Washington’s Headquarters Tent. Learn more about the tent here.
FOUNDERS BOARDROOM & TERRACE
Meeting: 22 / Reception: 200
An outdoor terrace is connected to the Founders Boardroom making it an excellent reception to follow formal board meetings. The state-of-the-art boardroom available for business meetings and can also be transformed into a lounge setting like in the photo below.
Seated: 150 (with dance floor) / 200 (without dance floor)
Located on the third floor, the Liberty Hall is a beautifully proportioned, handsomely finished, naturally lit, versatile space that can accommodate a formal dinner for 180, a scholarly panel discussion, a board meeting, a festive reception and more. The Hall offers striking views in multiple directions, including the façade of the First Bank of the United States, Independence National Historical Park, and historic buildings on Chestnut Street. An open-air terrace provides a dramatic overlook of the Museum’s plaza.