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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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A Non Jew Perspective

Just loved learning about the Jewish experience in the formation and development of Philadelphia as well as the nation. The timeline walk through the museum provided a wonderful... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Just loved learning about the Jewish experience in the formation and development of Philadelphia as well as the nation. The timeline walk through the museum provided a wonderful snapshot of the diversity within the Jewish community as well as their relationships with other communities. I enjoyed the scale of the exhibits and range of experiences covered - historical, cultural, economic,... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Not being Jewish, I was not in a rush to get to AMJH- wish I had gone sooner. This is first a museum of American History - as seen through the lens of Judaism.

Thank buztop
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

a short visit to a city doesnt give you enough time to spend at each museum, this was the case here. This is a very eautiful building giving space and light to exhibitions. The 1917 exhibition was absolutely fntastic, with superbdescriptions of the major events of the year, which had a very lasting effect on the future of the world.... More 

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Captivating 4 hour visit ...in Philly for my sons law school graduation...chose this and the art museum...never made it to the 2nd museum...this is truly the story of American Jewry...great museum gift shop too!I have a new mezuzah to welcome friends into my home!

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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting display of artifacts and historical information about Jews in America. Not to be missed.

Thank Diane M
Levittown, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this museum on several occasions. Was a little concerned that my young son would be bored, but he really enjoyed it. There are exhibits designed for children and the Ellis Island/Immigration exhibit will keep any child interested. It involves quite a bit of walking and reading, but very important exhibits to learn about the Jewish experience in the U.S.... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a total waste of time. Who cares about all this! There is a lot of such propaganda all around. You can walk through in less than 30 minutes and spend your precious time elsewhere.

Thank ZenHealer7
New York
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum spans Jewish-American history from the 1600s to today. Too much to take in in one day. They had a fascinating special exhibit on how 1917 changed the world. I expected the museum to be more interactive than it was, but there still quite a few multi-media exhibits.

Thank PMRNewYork
Sunshine Coast, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am not usually into too many museums but this was amazing. We spent 3 hours and could have spent much more. Great exhibits showing timelines. Lots of videos.

Thank mareealys
Santos, SP
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very well thought out with a nice design and interesting methodology of displaying Jewish heritage and culture. The staff is helpful and knowledgeable, and they are always there to help explain to those that need clarification or have additional questions. The rotating exhibits are very educational and helpful, and bring light to many unknown or misunderstood aspects of Jewish life... More 

Thank Sueli777

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