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National Liberty Museum

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Address: 321 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2707
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+1 215-925-2800
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Located in the heart of historic Philadelphia, the National Liberty Museum...

Located in the heart of historic Philadelphia, the National Liberty Museum is dedicated to preserving America's heritage of freedom by encouraging people to find their own place in the story of liberty. Visitors to the Museum enjoy an inspiring and entertaining experience, as they interact with incredible stories of heroes and a collection of contemporary art. Come see an exact replica of the Liberty Bell that still rings, life size children made of jellybeans, and our famous "Flame of Liberty" by Dale Chihuly made just for the National Liberty Museum. Also, be sure to check out our gift shop full of Philadelphia souvenirs, unique handmade jewelry, and fashion accessories.

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Really a gem!

Had never heard of this museum until recently and now I can't stop talking about it. It's a wonderful gem tucked away near the city center. Very inspirational- we took our 8th... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had never heard of this museum until recently and now I can't stop talking about it. It's a wonderful gem tucked away near the city center. Very inspirational- we took our 8th grade students here and all agreed it was the best stop on the trip. A big thank you to the coordinator for school trips whose name I can't... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I am not really a museum person, but I've been meaning to visit this attraction for at least 10 years. Well worth the trip. Admission is beyond reasonable. The focus is on Liberty and what it means as well as what happens when Liberty is denied. Every exhibit causes you to ponder the concept. Amazing. Highly recommend this gem even... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a great little museum with a really unique concept, blending the idea of a glass art museum with a museum focusing on tolerance, humanitarianism, and fights against oppression all over the world. I spent about an hour and a half there and it was totally worth the seven dollars. One of my favorite things to see so far... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A truly stimulating and enjoyable experience over three floors. Starting with an inspirational documentary, then up to the fourth floor by elevator to work my way down to the ground. I was enthralled by the exhibits, moved and inspired, but also entertained. There is something for all ages here. I cannot understand why it wasn't packed, even though it was... More 

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Thank Elizabeth M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Almost literally, a glass gem to be exact. Wonderful works by talented artists. In the plethora of Philly attractions, it would be easy to overlook, but a mistake to do so. Highly recommended, your kids will love it too!

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Saint John, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We discovered this museum somewhat by accident and so glad we went in. The Chihuly drew us in and it did not disappoint! However the other exhibits displaying various themes of liberty and freedom were also very compelling,

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Reviewed 11 April 2017

I attended the Treachery of Images show at this museum. The emphasis was on glass pipes, which are illegal in many states because they are used to smoke marijuana. The fact they were illegal was apparently the reason te became popular with glass sculpturers. In any way there are hundreds of examples of this art in the museum, as well... More 

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Thank Jack P
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Reviewed 28 March 2017

I am local and have never visited this museum before. It was intimate and informative. The incorporation of glass with highlights of individuals who fought for liberty, really emphasized the fragility of freedom. I enjoyed my visit, learned more about the world, and would recommend checking out this museum on an afternoon with friends.

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Thank Briana B
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Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

We came across this museum after visiting the Ben Franklin Museum. It is truly a great walk through all the heroes of the world..with beautiful glass sculptures and pieces of artwork. All in the name of human liberties ! A real treat! We thoroughly enjoyed it.

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Reviewed 9 March 2017

Across Chestnut Street from Carpenter’s Hall in Old City Philadelphia is the National Liberty Museum, and the huge banner of Nelson Mandela, the hero of South African liberation, flapping in the wind outside the building, caught my eye. I decided to explore. The mission of the National Liberty Museum is fundamental, that is, to diffuse violence and bigotry and by... More 

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Jim M, Guest Relations Manager at National Liberty Museum, responded to this review

Hi Elisabeth B, Thank you for your wonderful review! We are glad you enjoyed your visit, and please come back next year when we have some new and updated galleries! More 

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