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National Museum of American Jewish History

101 South Independence Mall East, Philadelphia, PA 19106 (City Center East)
+1 215-923-3811
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Ranked #4 of 289 Attractions in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
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... more » 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. « less
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Atlanta, Georgia
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71 reviews 71 reviews
14 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

Great museum! I spent 4 hours here and easily could have stayed longer. It is a very thorough chronological portrayal of the contributions and challenges of Jews in America. Many of the exhibits are interactive and "experiential", such as portraying what it was like to pass through Ellis Island. The museum will be of interest to all groups, however, small... More

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new jersey
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

this is a museum that should be visited multiple times ( 3 times for me) as there is so much to absorb and experience. Each time you see something different than the previous visit. This last visit had an excellent history to Jews in Major League baseball.

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st louis,mo
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

this museum is a wonderful review of Jewish history in the united states. You should plan on spending 3-4 hours to see the whole exhibit. The current exhibit on baseball is wonderful.

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Herndon, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

What a treat this museum is from the top floor of special exhibits which were about Jews and baseball to the three floors charting Jews in America to the beautiful lobby showing stories of famous Jews and the lovely gift shop. We had a wonderful guide for over an hour and spent the entire day there. Something I hardly ever... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 via mobile

The American Jewish Museum has to be one of the most beautiful museums I have ever visited! What a story it tells. Make sure you take advantage of a docent led tour. That tour enhanced our first time visit incredibly. The friendliest museum staff ever! Everyone involved can be so proud of what has been accomplished here!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We were there the firstSunday of the month - admission was free - a nice "treat" We especially enjoyed the baseball special exhibit

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Went to see the baseball exhibition and stayed all day in the museum. This was my third visit but the first to see a visiting exhibition.It was outstanding ,great history of baseball and minorities in the game. This museum should be a must regardless of ethnic group

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We had limited time which actually turned out to enough for what we wanted to see. Interesting history.

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Rochester
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Wednesday night after five is pay as you wish we paid full price because we could afford it but a large family could get a nice bargain here

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

This museum had a special exhibit of Jews and baseball which was a lot of fun. It had many special activities for children, and is located near Independence Hall and other historic sites in Philadelphia. If you plan to visit on Saturday, you must prepay for your tickets.

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