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National Museum of American Jewish History

Address: 101 South Independence Mall East, Philadelphia, PA 19106 (City Center East)
Phone Number: 215-923-3811
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Ranked #6 of 255 Attractions in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
Owner description: The Museum offers tickets for Adults (ages 22-64) $12, Youths (ages 13-21) $11, Children (12-under...
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Type: History Museums, Museums
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Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Owner description: 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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Washington
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153 reviews 153 reviews
42 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

I was impressed by my first visit here: the museum is very well organized in timelines spread among four floors, and has something of interest for all ages and groups. One disappointment was the cafe: the selection is meager and bland- even a potato pancake arrived undercooked and mealy. Eat before or after elsewhere, but plan to spend some time... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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14 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

This museum tells the amazing stories of Jews from around the globe who have been immigrating to the United States for more than 350 years. On the 1st floor there are film presentations celebrating the achievements of 18 American Jews. There are tours twice a day led by very knowledgeable docents who give you excellent explanations in different galleries in... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 NEW

The NMAJH is truly an experience no matter what your background or historical knowledge. You will learn something new each time you go. Exhibits are well curated, special exhibits are always engaging. There is a lot to take in, nearly overwhelming amounts of information, so plan to take your time as you go through everything. Check the website for special... More 

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New York City, New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
22 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Interesting museum on the history and role of Jews in the formation of our country, America. There are 3 floors each cover roughly 100 years. I found the top floor, which covers the 17-18th centuries the most fascinating, as the history of Jews during those years usually receive less attention. Jewish history of the 19th and 20th century, while important,... More 

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Washington State
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54 reviews 54 reviews
14 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I wanted to love this museum, but I didn't. The building is beautiful and the exhibits comprehensive. I am a fairly well educated Jew when it comes to Jewish history, but I was still able to learn some things. The exhibits on the first Jewish settlers in the US were the ones I found most interesting. I skipped the whole... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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17 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

This is a really interesting museum, well thought out and laid out. It is of special interest if you are Jewish, or have an interest and curiousity about other cultures and immigration. Excellent museum store too.

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Boca Raton, Florida
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Very Good museum of American Jewish History. And as a Bonus they had the Chasing Dreams all about Jewish Players in Baseball.. Great experience for the kids specially my boys which love sports. Really enjoyed it..!!!

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Rye Brook, New York
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9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

small museum. Interesting, but with all the other historical museums and sites nearby, it isn't a must see

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Somerset, New Jersey
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Went here with two teenagers and two adults. I think we all learned a lot about the growth of the jewish population in the US as well as many other facts we never knew. We spent. A few hours here and were pretty tired by the end. Luckily there are plenty of seats throughout the museum and short film clips... More 

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New York City, New York
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

One of the best Jewish museums I have been to. The museum is organized in chronological order and provides detailed information on Jews settling in all the different continents, countries and US states (e.g., Africa, the Caribbean, Australia). In addition to the posters and videos they have interactive exhibits. I would highly recommend you visiting this museum if you have... More 

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