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Celebrate Revolutionary Women Past and Present for Mother’s Day

May 11 @ 10:00 am - June 8 @ 5:00 pm

This Mother’s Day Weekend, Saturday, May 11 – Sunday, May 12, 2024, join us at the Museum of the American Revolution to celebrate the diverse, inspiring women who played vital – often unsung – roles on both the home front and the battlefield during the Revolutionary War. Don’t forget to pick up a free carnation courtesy of the Museum on Sunday, May 12, to wish a happy Mother’s Day to the revolutionary woman in your life.

During your visit, be sure to check out a newly discovered sketch and the second-known depiction of Continental Army camp followers – women and children who traveled alongside fighters on both sides of the Revolutionary war – done by an eyewitness, on view starting April 17. The sketch wasd drawn by Swiss artist Pierre Eugène du Simitière and shows the North Carolina Brigade marching through Philadelphia on Aug. 25, 1777 on their way to join the rest of General George Washington’s troops stationed south of Philadelphia. The inclusion of two female camp followers, including one holding an infant, shown riding in a wagon exemplifies a direct defiance of known regulations at the time about how women following the army could use wagons. The sketch was donated to the Museum in 2023.


Mother’s Day Weekend Highlights:

  • Witness to Revolution Special Exhibit | Daily from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Mother’s Day Card Craft in Revolution Place | Daily from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • First Person Performance: Meet Elizabeth Freeman | Saturday, May 11 at 1:15 p.m. and 3:15 p.m.
  • Discovery Cart: Camp Followers | Daily from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • In-Gallery Talks: Let Them Vote | Daily from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Find a Perfect Mother’s Day Gift | Daily from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Online, Any Time


May 11 @ 10:00 am
June 8 @ 5:00 pm
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Museum of the American Revolution
101 S 3rd St
Philadelphia, PA 19106 United States