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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
Phone Number: +1 215-923-3811
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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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Very informative and extensive review of Jewish history

Four floors of continuing exhibits on Jewish history from nation's beginnings to current day. Fifth floor for special exhibits which was outstanding on our visit -- Bill Graham... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Four floors of continuing exhibits on Jewish history from nation's beginnings to current day. Fifth floor for special exhibits which was outstanding on our visit -- Bill Graham and the Rock&Roll Revolution which ends (unfortunately) January 16, 2017.

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Springfield, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My brother and I had a great visit to the museum. The special exhibit on Bill Graham was excellent. All of the memorabilia and stories they had from his career were really cool to see. We also really enjoyed the permanent exhibits they had on the immigration to and lives of Jews in America through the ages.

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Scarsdale, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This recently opened museum is a great addition to the historic sites of old Philadelphia. It traces the history of the American Jewish community from Columbus to the present. It is exceptionally well-done as you would expect from a Smithsonian affiliate. Highly recommended.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stumbled upon this museum while visiting family. What an excellent collection, and well curated too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were very pleasantly surprised by this wonderful museum. The tour was enhanced by having the docent tour and guide. He was extremely knowledgeable and interesting. We learned a lot about the Jewish community in Philadelphia. The museum is closed on Mondays. Admission is $22/adult and $11/seniors. The museum covers the 360 year history of Jews in America. The Only... More 

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Paramus, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went with family (husband, wife, 2-13 year olds, 7 year old). They all really liked the museum. My husband went to the Grateful Dead exhibit on the top floor. My children liked the museum a lot because there was a lot of hands on things they could touch/do. I liked it because there wasn't a mass amount of people... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a few hours to kill in Philly and had been to the liberty bell, reading terminal, Independence Hall and other historical sites, so we thought we would give this museum a try. We were very impressed. We were limited on time and parking, so we basically wanted a 3 hour visit and that turned out pretty good to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We saw an ad for this museum's exhibit on rock and roll promoter Bill Graham. If you are a r&r buff, you'll enjoy this. lots of r&r memorabilia and gives a good portrayal of his life and achievements and just how instrumental he was in promoting r&r concerts. not sure how long this exhibit will be around. we got here... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum is in a fabulous building and includes a variety of exhibitions about the history of Jewish people in the United States. It is not focused on the religion; more of a history lesson about why various people emigrated and how they assimilated. There were films, exhibitions and hands on experiences. We also saw a temporary exhibition about Bill... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Entrance to the first floor of the museum is free. There is a very interesting video montage playing (45 minutes or so) of famous Jewish Americans and their contributions to the world. Much enjoyed it.

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