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National Museum of American Jewish History

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Neighbourhood: City Center East
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Address: 101 S Independence Mall E, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2517
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+1 215-923-3811
10:00 - 17:30
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Tue - Fri 10:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 17:30

The Museum offers tickets for Adults (ages 22-64) $12, Youths (ages 13-21)...

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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Cool, but a little boring if you aren't Jewish

I love museums, but this one was a little boring for my taste. It's probably because my wife is Jewish but I am not. The museum is really well curated though, and there was some... read more

Reviewed 24 February 2017
Josh A
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Reviewed 24 February 2017

I love museums, but this one was a little boring for my taste. It's probably because my wife is Jewish but I am not. The museum is really well curated though, and there was some interesting parts. The best part about the museum was it was free when we went in February.

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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Reviewed 23 February 2017

There are many many museum options in Philadelphia. This was convenient and reasonably priced (free this month) which is why we tried it out. It was nicely presented information about American Jewish History. It is clean, comfortable and well presented. We are happy we went, but it does not really compare to the many other options in the city. We... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 21 February 2017

I visited the NMAJH on a sunny holiday in February with, as it turned out, an avalanche of mostly Jewish families with children. Time for the youngsters to learn and the older generation to remember. Located on Independence Mall across the street from the National Constitution Center and a short walk away from Independence Hall one is instantly reminded that... More 

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Wilmington, Delaware
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

Arranged in chronological order, it's an easy museum to visit with lots to read and plenty for kids as well. Plan on 2-4 hours.

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Pasadena, California
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Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

It's a good museum for people who want to learn the Jewish history. As a person who had limited knowledge about Jewish history, I enjoyed the visit here and feel I have learned a lot from the visit.

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Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

The facility is architecturally stimulating and very attractive. There are dress-up activities for children and displays that they can climb on and touch. The lessons and history that we learned were eye-opening, and the collections were note-worthy. In this highly politicized time, a trip to a museum dedicated to freedom is spiritually uplifting.

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Belmar, New Jersey
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Reviewed 3 February 2017

Took our very senior mothers here. Very, very interesting with the concentration on the evolution of Jewish life in America in the greater Philadelphia are.

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Reviewed 29 January 2017

The Bill Graham exhibition was fantastic...especially if you like rock-n-roll. This museum is easy to get through without wearing yourself out. The cafe is good and inexpensive.

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Manila, Philippines
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Reviewed 23 January 2017

We didn't plan on going here but since we happened to pass by the building and the 1st level area was free of charge, we decided to see what we can. It was nice discovering that certain people who are world known for their contributions in art, business, health, politics are/were Jewish.

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Alexandria, United States
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Reviewed 21 January 2017

Went here on 1/15/2017 primarily to see the Bill Graham exhibit but, we took our time to check out the rest of the Museum too. The Museum is bigger than we expected and it definitely had it's sad sections but, it also had some very uplifting sections that help us all better understand the Jewish character. I was glad to... More 

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