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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
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101 S Independence Mall E, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2517
City Center East
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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.

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Reviewed 14 January 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 7 January 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 31 December 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.

Thank The_Hailes
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Reviewed 30 December 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

Thank Alieber475
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Reviewed 29 December 2017

This museum chronicles Jewish life throughout the centuries, but visitors of all faiths will enjoy the exhibits. The vast collections of worldwide artifacts are splendid to view. Visitors will leave with an inspiring perspective on how a community of faith can overcome persecution and many...More

Thank Margaret B
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Reviewed 28 December 2017 via mobile

A thorough history of the Jews in America. This is not a holocaust museum; but a history of the Jewish immigration and migration in the US. We did a free docent tour. Our guide, Helene, was engaging and well-versed in the facts. Her shared stories...More

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OREK8488
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
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Reina W
23 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
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Jude W
24 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
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