May 14, 2020
In Philly, those interested in celebrating International Museum Day on Monday, May 18, can't visit the city's many wonderful museums in person due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Virtual tours exist, though, and the Museum of the American Revolution in Old City has updated its online experience ahead of the holiday.
With the free virtual tour, viewers can explore the museum's galleries and enjoy 360-degree views. It offers an up-close look at some of the museum's Revolutionary-era artifacts, including a signed 1773 volume of poems by America's first published Black female poet and a British military musket used during the opening battles of the Revolutionary War.
There's also new audio commentary from R. Scott Stephenson, the museum's President and CEO.
According to the museum, the tour is organized around four questions:
• How did people become Revolutionaries?
• How did the Revolution survive its darkest hours?
• How Revolutionary was the war?
• What kind of nation did the Revolution create?
You can check out the virtual tour on the Museum of the American Revolution's website.