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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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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 12 August 2015

excellent museum. Would have liked to see more listings or displays showing famous Jewish people from past and present. To adequately do it justice it takes time to go through it. A lot to see and digest. Definitely worth a stop

Thank woody096
Reviewed 11 August 2015

The Teen Leaders were so fortuante to learn about themselves and others during our many visits to NMAJH this summer. It would have been impossible soak up all the interactive exhibits exploring leadership and diversity in fewer visits. They enjoyed the Richard Avedon Photo exhibit...More

Thank Judy N
Reviewed 10 August 2015

we hit this late in day and only got the fist floor which was educatiooonal. non-jews should step out of there comfort zone and try this,

Thank Martha L
Reviewed 10 August 2015

This building is architecturally beautiful and the didactic materials are really well done. My only complaint is that there is *too much* for me to take in on one visit. My favorite spaces are dedicated to mid-century Judiasm.

Thank Ellie B
Reviewed 10 August 2015

LOVE IT HERE! So interactive and you learn about every time period...not just during the Holocaust. Loved it.

Thank Madison W
Reviewed 8 August 2015

The benefactor of this museum must have picked the best historians and best museum designers and told them to spend whatever they wanted. This museum effectively ties the history of American Jewish history with American history. It is beautiful, interesting to walk through the different...More

Thank Donna N
Reviewed 6 August 2015 via mobile

Although the museum does have its boring side, I find it quite fun to hang around in. There are a good number of activities that visitors can experience with while in the museum. It's such a fun and large area.

Thank MariaBang
Reviewed 4 August 2015

much more interesting that i expected and they have a great gift shop with very helpful personnel. and you don't have to be Jewish to enjoy it. Beautiful building.

Thank momoftwoadventusboys
Reviewed 4 August 2015

Clean, spacious, well-maintained, modern. Definitely a go-to place for anyone wanting to learn about Jewish history and culture in America.

Thank SouthPhillyPT19148
Reviewed 3 August 2015

Visiting Phila for the holiday weekend and decided to duck in for a few hours, away from the madness of the crowds and to cool down and learn something new. The museum I believe is fairly new, and had some very interesting exhibits about jewish...More

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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