Treasures of the American Revolution

Documents and objects that survive from the American Revolution are important resources on and tangible reminders of the fight for American independence. The great ones are iconic. Many are moving—even awe inspiring. Some are beautifully crafted, others humble. Each is associated with a great story from our nation’s beginning. The following lists celebrate some of the treasures of the American Revolution—from artifacts and paintings to maps and memoirs—in the collections of institutions around the world, including our own.