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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
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+1 215-923-3811
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Tue - Fri 10:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 17:30
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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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Very interesting and informative

Went here on 1/15/2017 primarily to see the Bill Graham exhibit but, we took our time to check out the rest of the Museum too. The Museum is bigger than we expected and it... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Alexandria, United States
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Alexandria, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went here on 1/15/2017 primarily to see the Bill Graham exhibit but, we took our time to check out the rest of the Museum too. The Museum is bigger than we expected and it definitely had it's sad sections but, it also had some very uplifting sections that help us all better understand the Jewish character. I was glad to... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Went to the museum to attend a special Hanukkah gathering. The facility is very impressive and modern, starting out with security at the entrance similar to what you would see at the airport except much easier to get through and pleasant. (But you feel safe after entering is my point.) Several parking garages outside with a very short walk to... More 

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Audubon, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went primarily to see the bill Graham Exhibit as we are a huge music family. Decided to check out the rest of the museum and it was really well done. Very informative and worth the admission price for the four of us. Five floors of exhibit space and a very spacious museum that allowed for great viewing of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are in Philly, please put this on your list. The museum is new and fresh with interactive exhibits that cover (of course) the Jewish experience - but is so much more than that. It is a history lesson told with videos, games and memorabilia that applies to visitors of all ages. We especially enjoyed the Ellis Island piece... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the better of the Jewish museums that we've been to. The Bill Graham was not quite as good as the one in San Francisco, but fun in spite of that. The other sections of the museum were both informative and fun. Lots of Jewish American history, and very well done.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What a gem. Our intent was to visit the art museums when, because it was 15 degrees outside, we decided to stay closer to the historic district. Literally stumbled upon this museum and were totally enraptured for 2 solid hours. Could have stayed longer but it was time to head back to Boston. Also, the gift store is incredible. Learned... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a surprise! Usually Jewish History museums are just endless walls of reading but this was a delightful surprise & I definitely needed more time here. Look forward to another visit. Bill Graham exhibit great (had no idea about his Holocaust upbringing) but the rest of the exhibits were also amazing because they had actual memorabilia from all years of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is right in the heart of Philadelphia. Make sure to schedule a tour with a docent, they are very knowledgeable and make the experience at the museum very meaningful. The museum covers different periods of Jewish history from creation to present day. Each floor represents a different time period. The electronic presentations are very good. This museum is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

there is lots of good stuff to see and learn from people that a knowledge about this subject see hear and learn more visit now it is worth the trip

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

This wonderful building designed to suggest a ship houses an important history of America's growth; the role that Jews from Europe and other places have played in creating our culture. Be sure to request a docent to guide you through. It's so well put together, educational, informative and more. Great videos and film clips. A look into the past and... More 

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