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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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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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101 S Independence Mall E, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2517
City Center East
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+1 215-923-3811
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Reviewed 5 days ago

From earliest records to current events with a special feature (currently Leonard Bernstein) this museum offers a day’s adventure into a time log of both Jewish national and international concurrent events. Very enjoyable,me specially since we lucked up on free Friday to visit!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is not your typical Jewish Museum. Though you do learn about Jewish history it is through the lens of American democracy and the freedoms that come from separation of church and state. It celebrates the successes that Jews have been able to attain because...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was very impressed with the museum. It was really interesting to see what Jewish Americans have been through since arriving in the United States. I liked how it went chronologically and showed what was happening in the rest of the world at the same...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went to this museum specifically for the baseball museum and it was only a temporary collection and was replaced with a Leonard Bernstein exhibit. Although I was disappointed by the baseball exhibit being gone, I already paid my fee of $15 and made the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been wanting to visit the National Museum of American Jewish History for a number of years. This year's celebration of the centennial of Leonard Bernstein's birth provided the "push" I needed to cross this off my "must do" list. And I'll return! The...More

Thank Sandy K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was so cool to learn all about Jewish-American history, and the struggle of my relatives. The museum is very well done, with lots of interesting and engaging exhibits. 10/10, would recommend.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lots of educational experiences, learning about Jews in the USA, and all that has happened over the past several hundred years.

Thank George L
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our first time here. What a great experience to learn about Jews in America from 1754 to the present We first visited the Leonard Bernstein exhibit on the 5th floor. It was excellent. So many wonderful exhibit items to read to learn about this great...More

Thank David S
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Reviewed 14 March 2018

Beautifully curated, this museum is a must see while in Philadelphia, and its location near Independence Mall makes it easy to find and accessible using public transportation, which, by the way, is free to seniors. Public parking is nearby. I agree that walking through a...More

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Reviewed 12 March 2018

My wife and i spent a few hours touring this Jewish American History museum. there is so much American Jewish History that should be known by every Jewish American. Its amazing how much the American Jew had to to with building thie Great Country. i...More

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OREK8488
2 July 2017|
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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
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Reina W
22 January 2017|
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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
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Jude W
23 February 2015|
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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
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