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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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Highly recommended for everyone. My boyfriend is very interested in his Jewish heritage and knows a lot about his family's history, whereas I know very little about the Jewish... read more

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

Highly recommended for everyone. My boyfriend is very interested in his Jewish heritage and knows a lot about his family's history, whereas I know very little about the Jewish. But both of us found a lot to enjoy at this Museum - it is very informative, explaining a lot of the major political movements as well as day-to-day life of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The museum has a permanent exhibit, along with a featured exhibit which changes about once a year. Rather than concentrating on the Holocaust, as many Jewish museums do, this ones concentrates on the history of Jews in America. They also highlight interesting facts and events of other minorities in the USA. The building itself is a beautiful multi-level structure that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Attended wedding on Saturday night at museum. Well organized and wonderful accommodations. Fifth floor meeting room served as perfect "chapel" and later dining room. Cocktails on 1st floor well organized and plenty of room for 200 guess.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

it was a really interesting place to be, we learn a lot of history. and it was extremely beautiful and eye opener

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Pleasant Hill, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I liked that the museum was air conditioned! There was a Richard Avedon Exhibit when I visited the museum. I did not know very much about the Jewish immigration to America but I learned many things that whetted my interest in the history of the Jews in America. There is a cafe and very nice gift shop in the lobby.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Total focus is on the development of the American Jewish Community from 1654 to the present Interesting artifacts. Great blurbs.So well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Modern 4 year old museum depicting Jews emigrating around the world. Start on the 4th floor and work down. The displays are chronological. Amazing where Jews went to when they left the Holy Land. Captions are easy to read and very interesting. There are a few interactive displays. Some girl children were particularly taken with the Purim masks they could... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Great Avedon exhibit. I also enjoyed the hall of fame with artifacts from well known Jewish people. It's well designed and very welcoming.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Wonderful place to learn about Jewish History. There is definitely something for everyone to learn about.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Directly across from Liberty Bell Park. Very well presented and informative. Brings the Jewish experience and contributions to this Country together in a flash of history. Highly recommend!

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Additional Information about National Museum of American Jewish History

Address: 101 South Independence Mall East, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone Number: 215-923-3811
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

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