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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%
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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

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 2 weeks ago

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 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 1 week ago

Happy to hear you enjoyed your tour, Pinay!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

WE stopped to see the museum, but our time was limited. They have a section of the museum that is free and has wonderful items to see and read. We chose this part as we were on a tight time schedule. This section of the...More

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

Glad you could take advantage of our free-of-charge first floor!

Reviewed 13 September 2017

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 13 September 2017

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 26 August 2017 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 5 September 2017

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

Reviewed 26 August 2017

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 5 September 2017

Thanks for your kind words, Tina!

Reviewed 24 August 2017 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 5 September 2017

We're happy to hear you spent hours at the Museum! Thanks for visiting - come back 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
23 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
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Jude W
24 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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