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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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101 S Independence Mall E, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2517
City Center East
+1 215-923-3811
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Reviewed 11 November 2015

A must visit for all. Learn of the immigration of Jews to the US and their part in the birth of this country. Great photos and exposes

Thank Catdad3x
Reviewed 11 November 2015

One doesn't have to be Jewish (we are not) to enjoy and be inspired by the first class experience available here. We suggest joining a guided tour and then circling back to experience the particular exhibits and stories that are of special interest. We spent...More

1  Thank Ancheviaggio
Reviewed 5 November 2015 via mobile

My 10 and 8 year old enjoy dressing up and learning about the Jews from a long time ago. You could spend a good two hours here at the most. No photos allowed😔

Thank BPtours
Reviewed 4 November 2015

Very well presented history in many media forms (displays, videos, audio clips, interactive maps, photos and artifacts) detailing a historical view of the Jewish experience in America. The Museum is spread across 5 floors with a chronological flow starting with the top floor. There is...More

Thank Resorteye
Reviewed 3 November 2015

We didn't have a lot of time so debated whether it was worth it or not. It wasn't very expensive so we went for it. We had about an hour and a half. We went through a little quicker than we might have otherwise but...More

Thank LJucha
Reviewed 2 November 2015

Placed in central Philly, this is a good hotel covering hundreds of years of Jewish life in the US. Nice displays, including moview and much other stuff...

Thank Elmar S
Reviewed 1 November 2015

This is an extraordinary museum in a striking building around the corner from the Hotel Monaco and Omni Hotel. The exhibits are excellent, with fascinating artifacts from Steven Spielberg's first camera to Albert Einstein's pipe. A visit gives you an extraordinary glimpse into Jewish history...More

Thank mikeymaki
Reviewed 1 November 2015

I spent 2.5 hours here learning more about American Jewish history than I had ever learned before, growing up as an American Jew in NYC. Very informative, not overly depressing as so many other Jewish history museums can be, but an overall even-handed treatment of...More

1  Thank DaveR19
Reviewed 28 October 2015 via mobile

I have been to the Jewish history museum in NYC and the one in Philly. Although the NYC museum is larger and it is more fun for younger children than the one in Philadelphia. I preferred the one in Philly because I feel that I...More

Thank Pattttttttttttt
Reviewed 27 October 2015

Unlike most Jewish museums that focus on the holocaust or on Jewish art and artifacts, this museum focuses exclusively on the American Jewish experience and is extremely interesting and digestible (you can really see and experience this in a few hours). The building is quite...More

2  Thank Beth H
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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