American Revolution Experience opening at Schmidt House in Tumwater


The Daughters of the American Revolution is hosting the opening of the American Revolution Experience at the Schmidt House in Tumwater, beginning on April 5. The pop-up 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 exhibit will run from April 5 to April 17, excluding Mondays and Tuesdays, at the Schmidt House, 330 Schmidt Place SW, in Tumwater. It will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each of the open days, with some docents in colonial garb. Families are especially welcome on Sundays with hosting by Children of the American Colonists and Children of the American Revolution, with some student-played background music on the resident Steinway grand piano.

Admission is free. The Schmidt House is owned and operated by the Olympia Tumwater Foundation. The Schmidt House is among only three venues in Western Washington that will host the American Revolution Experience in 2024, introducing visitors to a cast of historical characters with diverse experiences throughout the conflict and the places they visited on their journey. 

The three venues include historic houses in Tumwater, Puyallup and Seattle.