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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 #7 of 288 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
18 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Despite the fact that docent tour was canceled, managed to easily navigate this museum. The baseball exhibit is fascinating and you can even hit a ball. The archival videos creature, among others, a very young Barbra Streisand, Sammy Davis and Jerry Seinfeld. Recommended.

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Livingston, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

I have heard that the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia is an incredible and I wanted to really go. Fortunately for me, they had a baseball exhibit and it was fantastic and I was able to lure the kids into the museum. It gave a great history of how Jews have played a big part in baseball... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

This is a brand new museum, so the facilities are very au courant. The layout is very easy to maneuver, the exhibits are interesting, and I am very glad I went. The docents -- all volunteers -- were to the person friendly, helpful and earnest. They made the museum a place of connection, rather than observation. Even the people in... More

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New Jersey
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

The visit was worthless. I don't understand why this is even here. Everything other than this place is ok and fun to visit but this place is a no go.

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Fort Lee NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Well organized layout walks visitors through the story of how Jews fared in America from the first settlers to the present. Exhibits are clear and comprehensible making for an easy self-guided visit. The only complaint is that the exhibits are not well lit and some items were hard to read or view.

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Conshohocken, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Compelling and entertaining exhibit that can be taken on many levels; strong appeal for all ages. Interactive exhibits were excellent. Artifacts were amazing; from baseball rule books written in Hebrew to uniforms worn by Jackie Robinson. Recommend to anyone who enjoys baseball.

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Austin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We stumbled on this gem while walking around the historic district. Loved the film on the first level. We were pressed for time, so we checked out the Baseball Exhibit, fascinating.

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Ft. Lauderdale, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

with heavy competition from the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall just steps away, this fantastic museum is worth a visit to people of all backgrounds. Through September of 2014, the museum is showing a special exhibit of Jews in Baseball that is a special treat for sports fans. Try to schedule your visit with a tour by a docent of... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

use the code word "cab" for a discount. The Chasing the Dream exhibit concerning baseball is right from Cooperstown. Run over and see it. Also view the other floors that commemorate how the Jewish people arrived in the colonies and survived as a people in the USA through today. Yes, add this to your list

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Terrific museum that tells the story of the Jewish people who came to Philadelphia and how they left their mark on the city.

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