This museum promises to share a story that is not quite the one we learned in school. George Washington does indeed make an appearance—you can see the tent that he used as his headquarters in an interactive exhibit—but Museum of the American Revolution promises to tell a tale that is lesser known. From the first shots of the Revolutionary War to the formation of the United States, its mission is to tell the story of everyone from slaves and Native Americans to women who took up arms to fight for the cause. “No other museum in Philadelphia is dedicated to telling the whole story of the American Revolution. There are plenty of smaller museums that focus on individual stories, events and people, but this is the only museum that brings it all together in one full experience,” says Megan Aldrich, director of sales.

The museum’s prime corner location is fittingly just two blocks from the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. Its elegant design by renowned architect Robert A.M. Stern doubles as one of the city’s newest and most exciting meetings and event venues. The 118,000-square-foot museum offers six event spaces with outdoor space also available. Incorporating the exhibits into events makes for a very special and private experience for groups.

The impressive ground-floor Rotunda handles up to 350 guests for a reception, and the theater is ideal for presentations and speeches and seats 171. Patriots Gallery also includes the ground-floor court and accommodates 300 seated and up to 500 for a reception. The Oneida Indian Nation Atrium Exhibit Spaces and Tent Theater is particularly memorable, as it features the interactive experience with George Washington’s tent. Upstairs, Liberty Hall shares a refined and classic look and feel for a reception of 220. Smaller meetings are best accommodated in the Founders Boardroom for 30 guests. “The museum offers an outdoor space in Old City with a large terrace overlooking the First Bank,” says Aldrich. Of course, the museum is also available for full buyouts for 1,200 guests. Brûlée Catering is the museum’s exclusive caterer. 

The 37th edition of the IACC Americas Connect conference took place on April 16-18 at Chubb Hotel & Conference Center and The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. The three-day conference, hosted by former White House Director of Events Laura Schwartz, included educational sessions, panel discussions in the form of campfires, workshops, culinary tours and tastings, as well as the annual Global Copper Skillet competition. 


Corporate leaders have long favored doing business on the golf course. Whether they’re spending a gorgeous day on the links, interacting with prospective clients or just talking shop over 18 holes, it’s a perfect opportunity to spend a few uninterrupted hours with colleagues or clients.