Museum of the American Revolution opens in Philadelphia: Live updates

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Philadelphia’s Museum of the American Revolution opens Wednesday, the culmination of a lengthy process to bring the story of the Revolutionary War to a public museum. Follow along for updates throughout the day as the museum opens its doors at Third and Chestnut Streets.



7:50 a.m.: Participants are arriving in advance of festivities in Washington Square.

7:35 a.m.: Here’s the schedule for the day:





  • 8 a.m.: Opening festivities begin with a wreath-laying and interfaith prayer at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier of the American Revolution in Washington Square.
  • 9 a.m.: Remarks and color guard and drum corp performances take place at Independence Hall.
  • 10:30 a.m.: Ticketed ribbon-cutting ceremony at the museum, which is open until 8 p.m. today. A limited number of tickets were available as of Tuesday.
  • Those slated to speak at events today include former Vice President Joe Biden, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David McCullough, Gov. Wolf, Mayor Kenney, political commentator Cokie Roberts, Oneida Nation representative Ray Halbritter and museum chair Gen. John P. Jumper. The Philadelphia Boys Choir, a brass quintet from the Curtis Institute of Music and Hamilton star Sydney James Harcourt are scheduled to perform.

7:30 a.m.: It’s opening day for the museum. As we await the kickoff of opening-day events, check out philly.com/revolution for a virtual tour of the museum and more details about its making. We’ll have more updates here when events get started around 8 a.m. Follow reporters Jeff Gammage and Stephan Salisbury for more updates from the museum’s opening. 



















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