'American Revolution Experience' Traveling Exhibit Will Celebrate Fourth of July on Display at Virginia State Capitol

In-demand pop-up exhibit debuts in Richmond with the Virginia American Revolution 250 Commission

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(Washington, D.C.) — The American Revolution Experience Traveling Exhibit opens today, June 25, at the Virginia State Capitol in Richmond as part of the Virginia American Revolution 250 Commission (VA250) Fourth of July celebrations this year. The popular exhibit, a collaborative project of the American Battlefield Trust and the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), will be on display at the Capitol right next to the VA250 exhibit from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through August 15.

“As America celebrates its birthday this Fourth of July and prepares for its 250th in 2026, it’s important to recognize the sacrifices of the soldiers and citizens who fought and endured for our independence,” said Trust President David Duncan. “We’re excited to share their stories with our traveling exhibit at such an important site tied to our nation’s history as the Virginia State Capitol and with the VA250 Commission.”

Visitors peruse the American Revolution Experience traveling exhibit on display at the Virginia State Capitol in June 2024.
Visitors peruse the American Revolution Experience traveling exhibit on display at the Virginia State Capitol in June 2024. Courtesy of VA250

The VA250 Fourth of July at the Capitol event will run 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on July 4, 2024, and feature speakers and performers, including the Quantico Marine Band, Colonial Williamsburg Fifes & Drum, and Carly Fiorina, VA250 National Honorary Chair.

“On behalf of the VA250 Commission, we are pleased to partner with the Daughters of the American Revolution and the American Battlefield Trust to bring the American Revolution Experience to the Virginia State Capitol,” said VA250 Executive Director Cheryl Wilson. “This innovative exhibit offers an engaging and interactive way for Virginians of all ages to connect with the rich history of the Revolutionary War and the stories of the people who shaped our nation.”

From an award-winning website to an in-demand pop-up exhibition, the American Revolution Experience traveling exhibit, launched January at venues in New York, Ohio and Texas. The exhibit will travel to scores of libraries, historical societies and museums through 2025, introducing visitors to a cast of historical characters with diverse experiences throughout the conflict and the places they visited on their journey.

This innovative exhibition includes display panels and interactive digital kiosks that use storytelling, illustration, technology and unique artifacts and primary accounts to connect modern audiences with the people and places that shaped the birth of our nation. The touring calendar is available at

“DAR is honored to have collaborated with the American Battlefield Trust on this initiative to highlight some of our Patriots and their roles in the founding of this great country,” said DAR President General Pamela Rouse Wright. “We are thrilled for people in communities across the country to learn more about these individuals.

The American Battlefield Trust is dedicated to preserving America’s hallowed battlegrounds and educating the public about what happened there and why it matters today. The nonprofit, nonpartisan organization has protected more than 58,000 acres associated with the Revolutionary War, War of 1812 and Civil War across 155 sites in 25 states. Learn more at