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National Museum of American Jewish History

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Neighbourhood: City Center East
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Address: 101 South Independence Mall East, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone Number: +1 215-923-3811
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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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This museum was a very positive experience

This museum was a very positive experience. It is more of a study of history than a collection of Judaica. It is also very oriented toward Jewry in America as opposed to the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 May 2015
Warsaw, Poland
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Warsaw, Poland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2015

This museum was a very positive experience. It is more of a study of history than a collection of Judaica. It is also very oriented toward Jewry in America as opposed to the European viewpoint. It was interesting, and I definitely learned some new things. The layout was very pleasant. I was a little pressed for time and couldn't spend... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2015

I have been to many Jewish museums in different parts of the world, I did not enjoy this, I felt the information about the Jewish community just skimmed over their history somewhat

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2015 via mobile

Even as a Jew who lives in Israel, I didn't knew many things that I learned on the museum before. The building is amazing and the exhibits are all very interesting. I highly recommend it to everyone.

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Hillsborough, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2015

Very well laid out museum with interesting exhibits especially those explaining where the first immigrants came from; escaping the Spanish Inquisition. Our people did not just land on Ellis Island as we New Yorkers think too often.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2015

We moved to Philadelphia in 2014 and spend lots of time visiting local museums. We were walking by this museum one day and decided to go in. I was pleasantly surprised. I guess I was expecting images of the Holocaust in Europe....there was none of that. I enjoyed learning was how many of my favorite celebrities are Jewish. The museum... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2015 via mobile

I had been to the constitutional museum and had an hr to spare. Silly me. 4 hrs latter i left the museum with my head swimming with information. From the pre revolutionary history to life in the present day the influence of the jewish people on american society is explored in a sensative and engaging way. I recommend this place... More 

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Deurne, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2015

Nice to read about the history, if you are interested. If Jewish is not your thing, its a little long.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2015

Really enjoyed the lobby exhibit of Einstein's pipe, Steven Spielberg's first camera, and other artifacts from Louis Brandeis, Leonard Bernstein and other well-known Jewish folks. The lobby exhibit is free. There is more to the museum, but we did not visit that part, although we heard several people talking about how much they enjoyed that as well. Worth a visit!

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Oceanside, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2015

My wife and I did a day trip to Philadelphia yesterday.Visiting this museum was our primary objective and we were not disappointed .The only negative was that we did not allot enough time to see everything.

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New England
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2015

Disappointing show. Given his large body of interesting work from the 60s and 70s, this was largely a portrait show with boring portraits of politicos. A few interesting pieces--that's it! 25.00. rip-off.

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