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National Museum of American Jewish History

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Neighbourhood: City Center East
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Address: 101 S Independence Mall E, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2517
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+1 215-923-3811
10:00 - 17:00
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Tue - Fri 10:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 17:30

The Museum offers tickets for Adults (ages 22-64) $12, Youths (ages 13-21)...

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 American Jewish community from colonial times onward is chronicled.

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Bill Graham Exhibit

We went primarily to see the bill Graham Exhibit as we are a huge music family. Decided to check out the rest of the museum and it was really well done. Very informative and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Audubon, Pennsylvania
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Audubon, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went primarily to see the bill Graham Exhibit as we are a huge music family. Decided to check out the rest of the museum and it was really well done. Very informative and worth the admission price for the four of us. Five floors of exhibit space and a very spacious museum that allowed for great viewing of the... More 

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

If you are in Philly, please put this on your list. The museum is new and fresh with interactive exhibits that cover (of course) the Jewish experience - but is so much more than that. It is a history lesson told with videos, games and memorabilia that applies to visitors of all ages. We especially enjoyed the Ellis Island piece... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is one of the better of the Jewish museums that we've been to. The Bill Graham was not quite as good as the one in San Francisco, but fun in spite of that. The other sections of the museum were both informative and fun. Lots of Jewish American history, and very well done.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a gem. Our intent was to visit the art museums when, because it was 15 degrees outside, we decided to stay closer to the historic district. Literally stumbled upon this museum and were totally enraptured for 2 solid hours. Could have stayed longer but it was time to head back to Boston. Also, the gift store is incredible. Learned... More 

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new york city
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a surprise! Usually Jewish History museums are just endless walls of reading but this was a delightful surprise & I definitely needed more time here. Look forward to another visit. Bill Graham exhibit great (had no idea about his Holocaust upbringing) but the rest of the exhibits were also amazing because they had actual memorabilia from all years of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is right in the heart of Philadelphia. Make sure to schedule a tour with a docent, they are very knowledgeable and make the experience at the museum very meaningful. The museum covers different periods of Jewish history from creation to present day. Each floor represents a different time period. The electronic presentations are very good. This museum is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

there is lots of good stuff to see and learn from people that a knowledge about this subject see hear and learn more visit now it is worth the trip

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This wonderful building designed to suggest a ship houses an important history of America's growth; the role that Jews from Europe and other places have played in creating our culture. Be sure to request a docent to guide you through. It's so well put together, educational, informative and more. Great videos and film clips. A look into the past and... More 

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Chandler, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

I was happy to see this museum so close to Independence Hall when we were visiting. I am glad that my son and I had the opportunity to come in and look around. We got there late in the day and did not have as much time as I would have liked, but what we saw, we loved.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

We didn't see the entire museum, just the ground floor free area, and the gift shop. We were short on time, and this museum looks like it could be a half day experience. The gift shop is loaded with artisan works that everyone can appreciate. And if you are looking for unique and gorgeous Jewish items, they have it.

Thank 5travelingmonkeys

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