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National Museum of American Jewish History

101 S Independence Mall E, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2517
+1 215-923-3811
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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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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
101 S Independence Mall E, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2517
City Center East
+1 215-923-3811
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Reviewed 9 August 2015

The benefactor of this museum must have picked the best historians and best museum designers and told them to spend whatever they wanted. This museum effectively ties the history of American Jewish history with American history. It is beautiful, interesting to walk through the different...More

Thank Donna N
Reviewed 7 August 2015 via mobile

Although the museum does have its boring side, I find it quite fun to hang around in. There are a good number of activities that visitors can experience with while in the museum. It's such a fun and large area.

Thank MariaBang
Reviewed 5 August 2015

much more interesting that i expected and they have a great gift shop with very helpful personnel. and you don't have to be Jewish to enjoy it. Beautiful building.

Thank momoftwoadventusboys
Reviewed 5 August 2015

Clean, spacious, well-maintained, modern. Definitely a go-to place for anyone wanting to learn about Jewish history and culture in America.

Thank SouthPhillyPT19148
Reviewed 4 August 2015

Visiting Phila for the holiday weekend and decided to duck in for a few hours, away from the madness of the crowds and to cool down and learn something new. The museum I believe is fairly new, and had some very interesting exhibits about jewish...More

Thank Pierre1999
Reviewed 3 August 2015

We have been here several times and it is always a moving experience. There is a very detailed history of Jewish settlers to the Philadelphia and nearby region which is the most interesting part of the permanent exhibit and is suitable for people of all...More

Thank fancyn1
Reviewed 3 August 2015

Amazing museum. The museum is well designed as you go from the 4th floor to the first in order of history. The location is right next to Independence Hall - right in the center of historic Philadelphia. We spent a lovely and educational afternoon here.

Thank dagsmith
Reviewed 31 July 2015 via mobile

This museum was excellent. Format made it easy to navigate on your own. Lots of short videos, short plaques to read and was done in timelines starting with the first Jews to arrive in America, how they were treated and what they did to survive....More

Thank Nell M
Reviewed 30 July 2015

Highly recommended for everyone. My boyfriend is very interested in his Jewish heritage and knows a lot about his family's history, whereas I know very little about the Jewish. But both of us found a lot to enjoy at this Museum - it is very...More

Thank Emily B
Reviewed 29 July 2015

The museum has a permanent exhibit, along with a featured exhibit which changes about once a year. Rather than concentrating on the Holocaust, as many Jewish museums do, this ones concentrates on the history of Jews in America. They also highlight interesting facts and events...More

Thank momintheburbs54
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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
Jude W
24 February 2015|
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Response from NMAJH1 | Property representative |
Length of visit - We recommend that you plan for no fewer than 2 hours. However, how much time you can spend here is ultimately dependent on what type of museum "user" you are. While those who tire easily will find that they... More