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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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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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 1 week ago 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 week ago 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is beautiful in design with interesting exhibits. The top floor special exhibit was breathtaking. Gift shop was nice and the staff was friendly. A docent gives a tour daily which I recommend taking.

Thank Judy G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum provides a well organized chronological history of Jews in America. You begin on the 5th floor with special exhibits. The one currently being shown is "Sifting Through the Ashes", a group of very powerful paintings of Auschwitz and other camps. It again reminds...More

Thank RenaM65
Reviewed 4 weeks 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
NMAJH1, Manager at National Museum of American Jewish History, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We're glad you enjoyed your docent tour. Thanks for visiting!

Reviewed 4 weeks 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
NMAJH1, Manager at National Museum of American Jewish History, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Reviewed 31 October 2017

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
NMAJH1, Manager at National Museum of American Jewish History, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to review and share your thoughts. Indeed, there is a lot to cover when it comes to American Jewish history! We hope you contributed your husband's story (and your own!) in the It's Your Story booth, allowing visitors to record...More

Reviewed 31 October 2017

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
NMAJH1, Manager at National Museum of American Jewish History, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We agree! Thanks for visiting.

Reviewed 29 October 2017 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 24 October 2017

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
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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
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
Jude W
24 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