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“A fun and moving mixture of things around the theme of liberty” 4 of 5 stars
Review of National Liberty Museum

National Liberty Museum
321 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106 (City Center East)
800-822-8487
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Ranked #68 of 288 Attractions in Philadelphia
Type: History Museums
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Owner description: The National Liberty Museum is AN INSPIRATIONAL WALK THROUGH FREEDOM. Bring together the most interesting, thoughtful and transformative experiences to give visitors an inspiring look at the progression of freedom thorough history. We are especially interested in providing school communities with the tools they need to effectively prevent bullying and violence. To this end, our themed tours and workshops offer anti-bullying skills that students and teachers alike can take back to the classroom and playground. We also offer professional development for educators focused on ending bullying and violence in schools.Open Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm; Sunday noon-6pm. Closed Mondays during the school year.
Philadelphia
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“A fun and moving mixture of things around the theme of liberty”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

This is a good place for children and adults. It is not too big. Some historic info on 9/11 as well as historical and art pieces.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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167 attraction reviews
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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
“Text Heavy But Very Interesting”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

I just didn't find this as interesting as I thought it would be. While there's lots of people singled out for amazing or heroic actions, I thought it was kind of preachy as there is a lot of text describing people and things but I didn't really learn anything new. One surprise -- on the top floor- are some paintings by Marc Chagall which made it worthwhile. While internally it is wheelchair accessible, on Sundays (only) apparently the National Park Service won't allow them to have the side alley gate unlocked, so we had to wait for this to be unlocked in order for our wheelchair using family member to get to the ramp into the building (old one).

Visited September 2012
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Stamford
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“Moving, but not for young kids”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

Our group of adults, teens and young children visited this museum and it was moving. Due to some of the subject matter, I wouldn't bring children under 9, unless you're okay with having some serious discussions about terrorism and the Holocaust. The display highlighting every day heroes was a great character lesson for the teens. The glass sculptures seemed a bit random, other than the impressive one that spanned the entire height of the building. The cost was great, especially with a large group.

Visited September 2012
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
“A nice display and lovely staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012 via mobile

The Liberty museum is located in the lovely old part of the city. Entry is fairly priced for students like myself.
Displays are moving and very interesting and art work is intriguing.
Staff are very friendly.

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Stoneham, Massachusetts
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“A unexpected gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012

We purchased a five day philly pass. This was the last thing we saw on the pass. We waited to the end, because we weren't quite sure what this museum was all about. The name doesn't do this museum justice. We arrived 90 minutes before closing. We could have spent all day there. It is a very moving and thought provoking museum.

Visited May 2012
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