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National Liberty Museum

Neighbourhood: City Center East
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Address: 321 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2707
Phone Number:
+1 215-925-2800
Today
11:00 - 16:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 16:00
Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Located in the heart of historic Philadelphia, the National Liberty Museum...

Located in the heart of historic Philadelphia, the National Liberty Museum is dedicated to preserving America's heritage of freedom by encouraging people to find their own place in the story of liberty. Visitors to the Museum enjoy an inspiring and entertaining experience, as they interact with incredible stories of heroes and a collection of contemporary art. Come see an exact replica of the Liberty Bell that still rings, life size children made of jellybeans, and our famous "Flame of Liberty" by Dale Chihuly made just for the National Liberty Museum. Also, be sure to check out our gift shop full of Philadelphia souvenirs, unique handmade jewelry, and fashion accessories.

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Unusual Combination of Glass Art, Memorial Items, & a Great Short Film Linking it Together!

We found this gem 45 minutes before closing, and will definitely be going back! First off, the Staff in the lobby were helpful with storing our winter coats and how we could best... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Baltimore, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found this gem 45 minutes before closing, and will definitely be going back! First off, the Staff in the lobby were helpful with storing our winter coats and how we could best wrap together our speed visit; another administrator working in an office on another floor was kind enough to take the time to explain the origins of this... More 

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Jim M, Public Relations Manager at National Liberty Museum, responded to this review

Hi Babzkk, Thank you for taking the time to review our Museum. It seems you made the best out of your 45 minutes! Thank you for mentioning our staff. We always want to make sure our guests have the best experience, no matter how much time they have. Also, as a presidents "nerd" the wall with the Presidential china is... More 

Durham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were expecting to see displays about Ghandi, Martin Luther King and others who fought for freedom of people and of speech. The displays on 'Heroes' highlighting those who gave their lives trying to help after the 9/11 attacks or those who helped Jews escape during World War 2 tied into this theme quite well although we struggled more with... More 

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Jim M, Guest Relations Manager at National Liberty Museum, responded to this review

Hi flowerlady64, Thank you for taking the time to review the National Liberty Museum. To answer your question, we chose glass as our primary art form because freedom like glass is fragile. Next time you are in Philadelphia please come back to explore more! More 

Prospect, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place was a highlight of my stay in Philadelphia! For $7pp, it cannot be missed. Numerous forms of media from film, sculpture, interactive displays, and tributes created ways of thinking about liberty that may not have occurred to many people. The museum started with a film about liberty, the concepts of liberty as seen through worldwide religion, settlements in... More 

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Jim M, Guest Relations Manager at National Liberty Museum, responded to this review

Hi Joanna P, Thank you so much for visiting our museum! I'm glad that we were the highlight of your trip to Philly. We really appreciate your review and hope you will visit us again next time you visit Philly. We some new exhibits planned in 2017 that should not be missed. Thanks again! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

A super hidden gem! We take our kindergarten class here every year on a guided tour and they learn so much. The museum is great- one day i'll make it back to learn more without my class in tow.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

The artistic creations were amazing ly beautiful and breathtaking. The memorial tributes to the victims of 911, Police, Fire, Military, Rescure Personnel and Civilian Respondents was very humbling.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Enjoyed the size and content of museum. Great surprises around every corner. The Chihuly was great to see. The opening introduction video was worth starting with.

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Syracuse, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

Get ready to visit four levels. You will find American and international contemporary heroes and famous people (John Lennon). I was surprised facing a wonderful red famous Chihuly and a series of other glass artists' work, medium and small scale for those visitors who enjoy fine arts. The museum also includes an interesting sample of religious history, don't miss it;... More 

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Madison, Alabama
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

This was a neat museum but not very kid friendly. There are a lot of glass objects. I did enjoy the tid bits of information in the Be A Hero section.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

On the last day of our vacation in Philadelphia, we were trying to cross off a few more items from our "to do" list for the city. It was later in the afternoon and there had been a light rain falling all afternoon. As we were passing the National Liberty Museum, we decided to step in out of the weather.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

A very interesting mix of art and tribute to the heroes of our time. It is a nice complement to the other sites in the area. The addition of the artwork elevates the exhibit in a unique way. A donation is requested for the visit

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