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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
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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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Excellent Overview of the American Jewish Experience

This beautiful new museum is devoted to the History of Jews in America. How they got here, what they brought in the way of customs, how they assimilated and what obstacles they... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Philadelphia

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The day they had the opening of it's new location I was on hand to see my older brother be one of 50 Shofar blowers chosen. HOW cool. How proud. YOU Can't be a JEW....For that matter even American without checking this site out.

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Philadelphia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This beautiful new museum is devoted to the History of Jews in America. How they got here, what they brought in the way of customs, how they assimilated and what obstacles they faced along the way. Truly interesting and strikingly presented.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We did the 1 hour guided tour at 2:30. It is actually a good lead in session, as you really need at least 3 hours to be thorough. A must visit, not only for Jewish. ...And - Admission was free that day. Excellent gift/souvenir shop.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very informative and interesting . Didn't take too long to go though. Some younger travelers may find it boring . Overall a good time .

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The NMAJH is fabulous! The architecture is fascinating and the story is riveting. It's the quintessential immigrant experience! The journey through the galleries, chronologically arranged, is spell-binding. My favorite gallery is on the Civil Rights Movement-- brilliant! Don't miss the fascinating video of 18 famous American Jewish people in the "Only in America" gallery, and the small theater showing actors... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was the absolute best use of our weekend tourist time at a museum in all of Philadelphia. Yes, you need to go to Independence Hall and see the Liberty Bell, but then you should come here. The museum is jammed full of historical artifacts and personal stories of those who travelled a long way to come to a foreign... More 

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Cheltenham, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum reviews American -Jewish history in a light, informative and fun manner. Utilizing all sorts or presentations, computers, film, hands-on for children (e.g. wagon train from the late 1800's, early 1900's) the state of art displays capture your interest and emotion; whether Jewish or not. You can spend many hours or just 2 and come away with an appreciation... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum is in a beautiful space, right in the heart of historic Philly. We only had a few hours, so we chose to take the free tour. Our guide was so informative and the exhibits were interesting, interactive and entertaining. I was worried the museum was going to have an overly religious tone, but it did not. It was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a new and very clean facility. It begins on the 4th floor and the 1600 of Jewish history the world over. Moves to the 3rd floor for the 1800's and pre-WWII. The 2nd for contemporary and future. The first floor contains the store, theater and classrooms. Each floor is segmented into associated exhibits and moves forward through time.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very interesting museum with artefacts and background on Jewish history. Shame you have to pay to enter - so many other museums are free.

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