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National Museum of American Jewish History

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Neighborhood: City Center East
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Address: 101 South Independence Mall East, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone Number: 215-923-3811
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Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Description: 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 interesting collection

I have visited the museum many times. The collection is very interesting. Each time I go, I learn new things. If you go, plan to spend at least 2 hours to really enjoy the entire... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I have visited the museum many times. The collection is very interesting. Each time I go, I learn new things. If you go, plan to spend at least 2 hours to really enjoy the entire collection. The presentation and historical artifacts are extremely well organized. It is also interesting to all age levels. Take your kids, family, friends. Everyone will... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

There's a couple of interesting items in the collection, not really a fascinating museum, more like a history book with pictures you walk past. They do have a few interesting people highlighted with an artifact or two: Irving Berlin, Leonard Bernstein, Albert Einstein, Sandy Koufax, Esteé Lauder, Golda Meir, Jonas Salk, Rose Schneiderman, Steven Spielberg, Barbra Streisand

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Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Start on the top floor and work your way down to the fist floor for a chronological tour of American Jewish History. Every age group should see this museum.

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Barnet, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

So interesting. Jewish immigrants from all over the world and from centuries ago. Amazing breadth of history and taught us so much. A great exhibition.

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Princeton, NJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 348 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

First, to clarify: this is NOT a Holocaust Museum. It is a museum devoted to the history of the Jewish experience in America. For example, do you know where the oldest continuously operating synagogue in American is located?* The museum is located in a beautiful, modern building in Philadelphia's historic district.. The design of the interior, with the atrium in... More 

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Hidden Hills, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

This is a great museum to take the kids to share the American Jewish experience in the early 20th century. My 11 year old was able to appreciate her family's journey to America here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This museum is a worthwhile and interesting stop in Philadelphia. We took the docent tour given by Frances Novak who was very knowledgeable and entertaining.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

I visit Philly almost every year, from my home in Israel, and never miss visiting the museum. Our first visit was not long enough because I'm a slow reader and there was so much to see and learn. Two plus hours is perfect but longer is OK, too. Don't forget to visit the small cafe and the gift shop but... More 

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Jaffa, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This was a surprise. An informative, well-made, always interesting museum. We spent three hours there and were never bored. Highly recommended.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Interesting place, especially if you are Jewish or interested in Jewish History. Holds many memories and educational for the family. Many moving exhibits.

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