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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
101 S Independence Mall E, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2517
City Center East
101 S Independence Mall E, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2517
+1 215-923-3811
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This museum provided a fascinating account of Jewish life in the States which kept us interested for many hours.

Thank Robin22228
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a relatively new museum. The exhibits are beautifully presented and include really valuable audio/visual elements. The artifacts are outstanding. We plan to return again soon, as we didn’t have enough time to see everything. The gift shop is gorgeous...you can definitely find something...More

Thank Stephanie V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were intrigued by the outside signs to stop in a visit the first floor, an exhibit available for viewing at no charge. It was well done and so cool to see the artifacts (e.g. polio vaccine) up close.

Thank The_Hailes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent 4 hours walking through 3 floors of exhibits and felt like we learned a great deal about the changing landscape of American Jewish experience. Showed how American and Jewish values influenced each other and remain very relevant today. We were energized at the end...More

Thank Alieber475
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum chronicles Jewish life throughout the centuries, but visitors of all faiths will enjoy the exhibits. The vast collections of worldwide artifacts are splendid to view. Visitors will leave with an inspiring perspective on how a community of faith can overcome persecution and many...More

Thank Margaret B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A thorough history of the Jews in America. This is not a holocaust museum; but a history of the Jewish immigration and migration in the US. We did a free docent tour. Our guide, Helene, was engaging and well-versed in the facts. Her shared stories...More

Thank Baltimore48
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

ABOUT: Tells the history of the Jewish people in America, from the first arrivals through modern day. MUST SEE: The permanent exhibition, which covers three floors. Starts on the fourth floor with the arrival of the first Jews in America and continues through 1880. It...More

Thank SAC-from-Montreal
Reviewed 13 December 2017

Interesting and historic with so much to view and learn from especially in today's political climate

Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

So happy we visited - wonderful and informative exhibits. Centrally located near Independence Hall we found ourselves walking past the museum a few times before we decided to stop in- and I’m so glad that we did. We learned so much and walked away feeling...More

Thank Floydova
Reviewed 1 December 2017 via mobile

This museum designed to tell the story of Jewish history in the United States , which it does brilliantly, is also very informative of the process of immigration and integration of all peoples to the United States. Which is why I feel that any body...More

Thank bigvicSydney
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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