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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 #11 of 550 things to do 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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Raleigh, North Carolina
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Really excellent but I could have spent more time there and I was there nearly 3 hours. Allot enough time and you will be astounded at what you learn. The films on the 3rd floor are a must

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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18 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

What a great job they did telling the story. It starts on the 4th floor back in the 1800s and brings you down to the 2nd floor to more modern times. I am not Jewish and was amazed at the history and impact they have had on America. We took a docent tour and I would recommend that, the issues... More 

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new hope, pa
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

very informative about Jews in America. Also had wonderful film shorts of famous actors who were Jewish. A beautiful Museum. Made me proud to be a Jew.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is one of the newest museums in Philadelphia. With such a wide variety of interesting information that you will ever learn. Jewish history told unlike anywhere else. With photos and personal belonging to some of the most famous Jewish people.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This museum has a lot of info and original documents and pictures. It often has special presentations. Look it up before you go to find out what is new there. There is a letter from George Washington that thanks the Jews and praises them. I loved seeing that. There is a story about how early colonists in one state tried... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Not very much to look at, huge building with sparse collection, at least it got us out of the cold to warm up ...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Fantastic museum. Great combination of films, reading, photos, hands on exhibits, first person experience exhibits. Love the layout by era. Start at the top and make your way downstairs, Great for the whole family because the information is in short write ups. Had something for everyone.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Went on Feb 14 . Were surprised that admission was FREE . We opted for a tour (also free) that lasted 1 hour and covers 2 floors of the museum , I think there are 4 . Our guide was Stephen and he is straight up awesome. Very knowledgeable and entertaining. The tour gives a quick story of different era's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Our friend, a well-traveled, travel writer recommended this museum to us and we found it of Smithsonian quality. Our docent was exceptional and her enthusiasm with European, American and Jewish historu

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Highland Park, New Jersey
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77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

We were impressed the the breadth and range of approaches they used to share information about American Jewish History. There was a very interesting video based exhibit on the main level highlighting American Jews of influence, which was very well done! We wish we had given ourselves more time there. The 2.5 hours we had were not enough!

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