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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 - 17:30
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 1 week ago

I went for the Bill Graham exhibit which was spectacular. This museum has a friendly staff and a great gift shop. There are also thought provoking exhibits in the museum. A good family day.

Thank J D
Reviewed 1 week ago

After entering, you go to the top floor and then work your way down to the ground floor. History starts with the 1600's migration of Jews to the US from Brazil. I learned a lot on the voyage. The discussion of Jews during the Civil...More

Thank Vulturecap
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wow, Jews in the United States in the 1600s...Who Knew Our generation only thinks of the immigration around WW1 & WW2 and there were few Jewish people in the US...Who Knew You don't expect the immigration started in the 1600s from Brazil...Who Knew Prominate names...More

Thank emanme
NMAJH1, Manager at National Museum of American Jewish History, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're so glad you checked us out! Thanks for visiting.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The story of the Jews in America - and the push westward and south, not just the Ellis Island/New York City history. So well done, I wish I had young kids to enjoy this with (mine are grown).

Thank Tina Rappaport U
NMAJH1, Manager at National Museum of American Jewish History, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your kind words, Tina!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Jewish history in America laid out chronological over 4 floors. Lots of thematic sections, many interesting atifacts and creative displays. If you really want to see everything at a leisurely pace your looking at spending about 3.5 to 4.5 hours here. That's how long it...More

Thank Ross C
NMAJH1, Manager at National Museum of American Jewish History, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're happy to hear you spent hours at the Museum! Thanks for visiting - come back soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a 5 story building, very educational. We spent hours on the top 4 floors. People there to answer questions.

Thank Arden S
Reviewed 17 August 2017

The museum does a good job at giving a through Jewish history and also gives visitors the general American history along with it in case they're not too sure about what exactly is going on during that time in general. I am not Jewish so...More

Thank dannidanielle3
NMAJH1, Manager at National Museum of American Jewish History, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

Thanks for visiting!

Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

This is genuinely a museum addressing the role of Jews in American history. The exhibits span the gamut from sports to politics to the media and anything else you can imagine. It is well worth a visit.

Thank Nessim L
Reviewed 14 August 2017

I'm not of Jewish descent, but my niece is. It was not only powerful for her to connect with that side of her heritage, but it was moving for us all. We learned so much about the people and the things they have gone through...More

Thank Kelly F
NMAJH1, Manager at National Museum of American Jewish History, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for your review, Kelly! Glad you and your niece were able to visit together.

Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

This museum was very informative and interesting. . A couple hours or more is all you need. Shows the history of 1st Jewish settlers in the U.S. until present. Worth the visit. No photography allowed, so only have picture of the outside.

Thank Laurie B
NMAJH1, Manager at National Museum of American Jewish History, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for visiting Laurie! We actually just changed our policy and photography is now allowed in the gallery. Our signage has been changed to reflect that. Hope you can come again soon!

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OREK8488
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
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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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