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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 3 days ago

I have been to several Jewish museums in the states and Europe, and this was quite unique in that it's focus is on American Jewish History. Took a docent guided tour, which I highly recommend.Very interesting and learned alot of new information. Would recommend a...More

Thank pandaladykk
Reviewed 5 days ago

An outstanding history lesson about Jews in American from 1654 to today. The exhibits were fascinating. There were many interactive exhibits that were thought provoking. Visitors are given the opportunity to make a two minute video for the museum, based on your answer to one...More

1  Thank 987LynnS
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i love museums and love history. this museum is beautiful on the outside and in but it lacks any passion for teaching jewish history in the united states. it felt very cold and impersonal. there was no stories to relate to. it would have been...More

Thank mkmd1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are Jewish, you won't want to miss this experience; it you are not, you will still find it eye-opening.

Thank Amaryllisum
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This a fantastic museum and worthy of a visit. It covers the history of Jews in America from the mid-17th century to today, their hopes, aspirations, troubles, and numerous contributions made to the success of our great country. In fact, without the financial assistance of...More

Thank Mike M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The story of the Jewish immigrants arriving in the USA and their contribution to American society. The displays are excellent, we learnt a great deal. Recommended

Thank Terumah
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We webt ib a tour with a docent guide. She was very informative and gave us a good introduction to the museum. Unfortunately we didn’t have much time to explore on our own after the tour, but during our brief stay I learned a number...More

Thank NancyProvidence_RI
Reviewed 8 October 2017

We took some friends visiting from Toronto and they loved it. The museum is very modern and spacious, with each level describing Jewish history in different eras. There are interactive displays, videos, biographical sketches, costumes, and all sorts of other displays and settings that bring...More

Thank LoveParkLady
NMAJH1, Manager at National Museum of American Jewish History, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Thanks for sharing! We're so glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 2 October 2017

Unless your trip include lots of money for site-seeing, I'd skip this one. The first floor is a great place to watch the film and is very good.

Thank luvtravel505
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

Great presentation of the Jewish heritage and culture! Very interesting and moving. I enjoy the tour.

Thank Pinay P
NMAJH1, Manager at National Museum of American Jewish History, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Happy to hear you enjoyed your tour, Pinay!

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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
22 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
23 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