Welcome to the Museum of the American Revolution’s Virtual Tour
Made possible by generous support from George S. Blumenthal
Additional funding provided by Lester Crown, Morris W. Offit, and Martha McGeary Snider
Photography by Ardon Bar-Hama
Welcome to the Museum of the American Revolution’s Virtual Tour.
We invite you to explore our immersive galleries through 360-degree panoramic images.
Scroll down to learn more about how to navigate the tour and for more information about the Museum’s galleries.
We are pleased to support the study of American History with this tour and by providing links to other virtual museums tours including George Washington’s Mount Vernon, Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello, and the New York Historical Society.
How to use
Navigating our galleries in the Virtual Tour is simple. Use your mouse, trackpad, or finger to move left or right and up or down for a full-immersion experience.
By zooming in, you can view the intricate details of objects, works of art, and even our life-size tableaux scenes.
The tour can be viewed in fullscreen mode by right clicking and selecting “Enter Fullscreen” when hovering over a rotating gallery photo.
THE DARKEST HOUR
A REVOLUTIONARY WAR
A NEW NATION
The Museum Experience
Immersive Experiences to explore
These immersive experiences plunge you into the action! Explore a 360 degree view of a nearly two-story replica of America’s first Liberty Tree, where colonists gathered to organize a revolt against the British; a meeting of men and women from the Oneida Indian Nation about whether to support the British or Revolutionary side; and board a large-scale replica of an 18th-century privateer ship to discover the war at sea.
An Inclusive Story
Within our gallery, you’ll encounter the personal stories and objects of the diverse range of individuals who were part of establishing our nation, including women, native people, and free and enslaved people of African descent.
Expand your understanding of the “founding generation” by learning about America’s first published black female poet, Phillis Wheatley, examine artifacts including an intricately carved woman’s busk (corset piece), and encounter a conversation between enslaved Virginians and a black Loyalist soldier in 1781 in a life-size tableaux scene.
Four Guiding Questions
Along your way, you’ll encounter these four questions. They divide the Museum’s galleries into four key sections, and you can enter the experience at any point.
We invite you to investigate the answers to these questions throughout your virtual journey–exploring the story of the American Revolution like never before.
Click on a question below to read more about what you will learn within the virtual galleries.
- How did people become Revolutionaries?
- How did the Revolution survive its darkest hour?
- How Revolutionary was the war?
- What kind of nation did the Revolution create?