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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 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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101 S Independence Mall E, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2517
City Centre East
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+1 215-923-3811
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Reviewed March 4, 2018

This was a very interesting museum! I particularly enjoyed the synchronization of american history paralleled with Jewish history in a time line. It was well curated, and we were able to get a good grasp of the Jewish American Timeline. It definitely helped that both...More

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Reviewed February 22, 2018

Joined a Docent tour in the afternoon and learned a great deal from the 1.5 hour tour - would highly recommend

Thank ableinstruction
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Reviewed February 19, 2018

An under-appreciated museum we spent a half day in was the National Museum of American Jewish History that tells the story of the first Jews to arrive in America as slave traders, the role Jews played in the Civil War and later in government, influx...More

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Reviewed February 8, 2018

If you have an interest in American history and you want to see and learn about American Jews and how they have been involved in American history, and an integral part of America's story from revolutionary times onward, this is the place. The NMAJH tells...More

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Reviewed February 5, 2018 via mobile

Stopped by and spent a few hours touring, mostly the first floor, had some very interesting exhibits, Einstein’s pipe, Spielberg’s movie camera. A lot of interesting facts, some I was familiar with some not. Extremely nice, very educational. I highly recommend.

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Reviewed January 21, 2018

The National Museum of American Jewish History does a wonderful job of sharing the story of Jews in the diaspora in the US. It covers historical, cultural and other aspects.. The museum is comfortable and has a wonderful gift shop.

Thank Cuveeb
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Reviewed January 14, 2018

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

Thank Robin22228
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Reviewed January 6, 2018 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
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Reviewed December 30, 2017

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.

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Reviewed December 29, 2017

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

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Stanley B
May 10, 2018|
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July 2, 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
January 22, 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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