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National Museum of American Jewish History

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“fourth floor”(14 reviews)
The Museum offers tickets for Adults (ages 22-64) $12, Youths (ages 13-21) $11, Children (12-under) free, Active Military (with ID) free, Seniors (65+) $11. This museum offers dynamic and always intriguing exhibits. The history and evolution of the...more
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101 S Independence Mall E, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2517
City Centre East
+1 215-923-3811
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This museum is highly interesting. It presents not only the history of Jewish immigrants to the US, but also tells a lot about the history of the country and about other groups. Also, it is a very modern museum with a wonderful plan and highly...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Margo M
Reviewed 1 week ago

While in Philadelphia we visited the NMAJH and it was terrific. A beautiful building, it is very clever in its layout, I would suggest starting at the top and working your way down. The exhibits are imaginative, interesting and well thought out. Easily lost a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank freejoa
Reviewed 1 week ago

Once upon a time Rube Goldberg (1888-1970), a great American cartoonist and inventor, was a household name, as American as apple pie. The younger generations might not be well familiar with his work, but for decades Rube Goldberg with his "funnies", the comic strips, his...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We saw the Rube Goldberg exhibit and it was really interesting. He was an early cartoonist and wrote the script for Soup to Nuts for the 3 Stooges. He also had a hand in several movies with his inventions such as Honey I Shrunk the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Irene S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A beautiful exhibit of the Jewish experience in the USA. Worth taking the time to visit, and realize the heritage of the Jewish people.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank kl1325
Reviewed 30 October 2018

Loved visiting this museum. Definitely worth the time. Was able to purchase a nice RBG shirt as a souvenir. Will visit again.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 30 October 2018

A must see to understand the Jewish experience in America. Education packed for all age groups. Add to your list of must-see sights.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Lawrence C
Reviewed 28 October 2018

This museum is not new, but its building is quite young. It really shows the history of the Jewish people in America from the very beginning to present day. We learnt a lot and were amazed to find out that many films, cartoons, musicians have...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Bernadette D
Reviewed 21 October 2018

Although I missed the Leonard Bernstein exhibit, the museum was well worth the time and money. I especially enjoyed some of the short film presentations, including the Hollywood history and the synagogue architecture.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank bethela58
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

As a group of 15, we had a lovely private tour. Our docent was quite knowledgeable and very familiar with the collection and all the key highlights. The museum is organized chronologically and the exhibits were informative and creatively displayed.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank pkresner
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Stanley B
11 May 2018|
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Response from Eddie S | Reviewed this property |
2 July 2017|
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Response from NMAJH1 | Property representative |
Yes! The first floor of the Museum is always free-of-charge, which means you can visit our Museum Store and Only in America Gallery (featuring Steven Spielberg's camera, Jonas Salk's polio vaccine vial, Estee Lauder's... More
Reina W
23 January 2017|
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Response from NMAJH1 | Property representative |
Free public "Highlights" tours (~60 minutes) are usually offered at 11:30am and 2:30pm every day the Museum is open. Availability is subject to change, so please check at the Admissions Desk on the day of your visit for... More