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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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10:00 - 17:30
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Tue - Fri 10:00 - 17:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 17:30
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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 well thought out with a nice design and interesting methodology of displaying Jewish heritage and culture. The staff is helpful and knowledgeable, and they are always there... read more

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Santos, SP
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Very well thought out with a nice design and interesting methodology of displaying Jewish heritage and culture. The staff is helpful and knowledgeable, and they are always there to help explain to those that need clarification or have additional questions. The rotating exhibits are very educational and helpful, and bring light to many unknown or misunderstood aspects of Jewish life... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This museum was the best museum I have ever visited. Our guide Mr. Chapin (I think Steven) was terrific. He was so knowledgeable, intelligent and expressive. He knew the answers to all questions we asked. The tour took us two hours and went through the highlights of the museum. I would really recommend first going through the museum with a... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

At first drawn to this museum's exhibit about Bill Graham and the history of Rock & Roll, I've since returned to spend time going through their permanent exhibit and recently experienced their 1917 presentation. What can I say, other than that the special shows are truly awesome and the standard core of the Museum is incredibly interesting and informative as... More 

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Thank BetsyR19130
Stamford, Connecticut
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This relatively new museum explains the immigration, lives and contributions of Jewish people after 1917. Through photographs, documents, videos and displays the history of Jews in America is told.

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Thank erf621
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very nice museum, my family and a few friends visited. The lay out of the museum is very nice, a lot of thought and planning went it to it.

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Alpena, Michigan
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Reviewed 1 week ago

While we did not have time to visit every exhibition, we found the special collection about Jewish rock music musicians and promoters very interesting and lots of fun!

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Thank Ellen E
Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum is very well organized and complete- full of multi media exhibits to keep teens attention plus numerous incredible memorabilia from years ago. We enjoyed it thoroughly and would recommend to anyone who has at least 2hours to go through the whole exhibit.

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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I didn't intend to visit this museum during my short stay, but the promise of seeing certain artifacts inside (Einstein's pipe, Spielberg's camera) got me curious. Once inside, the museum is well organized, easy to explore and an easy, educational way to spend a few hours in Philadelphia.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just saw the latest exhibit there-1917, how one year changed the world. What an excellent exhibit. Our docent was quite knowledgeable with a very nice sense of humor. The exhibit is well laid out and one cannot help but hope a hundred years later we don't make the same mistakes again. The museum gift shop has a wonderful selection of... More 

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Thank Wil012014
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A small, but very interesting exhibition, conflating the US entry into the war, the Russian Revolution and the Balfour Declaration, and the effect on the American Jewish community. Some amazing artefacts displayed alongside storyboards all contributed to a highly educational and enjoyable visit - well done to all involved.

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