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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 #3 of 284 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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limerick
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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Well done walk through the American Jewish experience with parallels to the immigrant experience of other cultural groups....especially enjoyed the Baseball connection...just the right size for a brief museum visit .... for young children as well as adults. Cheerful and friendly staff, too!

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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Non- Jews may not find this very engaging. The building is quite interesting and the displays and history of how American Jews advanced and contributed to the USA is very interesting. Included are most aspects of Jews immigrating to and assimilating across our vast nation.

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wayne,pa
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152 reviews 152 reviews
29 attraction reviews
199 helpful votes 199 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Beautiful museum, informative exhibits and great gift shop. The museum had an interesting exhibit on Jewish athletes as well

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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I could have spent hours here. I don't usually read everything in an museum but here I wanted to. It is well worth it and well put together. Start at the top (currently a baseball exhibition) and work your way down. You learn a lot.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Even though there was no audio guide the museum was laid out extremely well, and had great exhibits. I recommend it for individuals of any ethnicity or religion. Matt L Charlotte, NC

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Franklin Park, Illinois
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Not that it matters, but I am not Jewish. I found the staff very friendly and helpful. I thought the displays were really well done, interesting and informative. Some of the Baseball displays should be permanent.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Docents were knowledgeable and helpful with exhibits. Interesting and unique small gift shop. Well located near other historic site.

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Oak Ridge, New Jersey
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423 helpful votes 423 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We paid our admission and were welcomed with grape juice and challah before going through security. The security check was quick and painless. The exhibit, "Chasing Dreams, Baseball & Becoming American" was excellent. Our sports heroes are famous, but we very often forget about all the people who contribute to their performance. The other floors were also very good and... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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69 reviews 69 reviews
12 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Nice overview of the American Jewish experience without dwelling on the Ellis Island experience, or the Lower East Side. It's definitely about the national experience, not just Philly or the East Coast. Nice touch in dealing with the observance schisms between the strains in American Jewish life and what that means liturgically; without requiring a degree in theology. We loved... More

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Readington, New Jersey
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10 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Extremely impressive, engaging, thought-provoking museum. Been wanting to see it since it opened a few years ago. I am so glad I went. Spent 4 hours in the museum and could have easily done more. Well designed, so much to see and hear and learn. The special exhibit on baseball was stupendous. Came away very satisfied and proud to be... More

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