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“liberty off limits” 1 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 #72 of 289 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.
Princeton, New Jersey
1 review
“liberty off limits”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2010

I don't know what's in the museum because after driving for
over an hour to get there I found it closed for some kind of
"event". This was not announced on the web site, which I
had checked before setting out. So if you don't mind taking your
chances, I suppose this museum might be worth a visit.

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North Central Indiana
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“Awesome Exhibits”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2010

We escaped the hot temperatures of a July day and found ourselves overhwelmed by the great exhibits in this museum. There are lots of video interactive productions that will keep your kids quite engaged. They learned a lot more about the Constitution as well as all the ammendments at this Museum. It is well worth your time during your trip to Philly

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Washington State
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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“Not What You Think”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2010

They should call this "International Liberty Museum" since it focuses more on International cultures than truly American culture. If you buy into the whole 9/11 propaganda you might find it interesting though.

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Saratoga Springs, NY
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“Do NOT miss this - even if you don't like museums - there's something for everyone!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2009

We were amazed to find a museum dedicated to peace, conflict resolution and the elimination of oppression of every kind. The focus was world-wide: there was a very moving tribute to victims and survivors of 9/11, an entire room devoted to honoring people from around the globe who have fought oppression, and a wonderfully diverse offering of installation art dedicated to celebrating individuals who aided victims of the holocaust. But it wasn't just the idea of a museum dedicated to the eradication of oppression and violence that impressed us. The caliber of the art was as impressive as the museum's ideals.
On the Sunday we were there, the entrance fee was intended to underwrite anti-violence programs with inner city Philadelphia youth. In fact, the museum has an extensive outreach program with the community.
The museum is small enough to cover in two to three hours, and is easy to find, right on the edge of the historic district. The staff was extemely friendly and knowledgeable. We thought it would improve the world immensely if they could take their exhibits "on the road"

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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“Inspirational collection of Freedom Fighters and defenders of Liberty!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2009

This museum is very impressive. It has a number of collections over its 4 floors. I've been 3 times, as the first time I only allowed myself an hour and that was not enough to get through the interesting exhibits. I went back the 2nd time to see the rest of the musuem and then finally, the 3rd time I went back to take my parents, other family and friends.

The offerings range from exhibits profiling global defenders of freedom like Nelson Mandela, Mother Teresa, Gandhi and Winston Churchill, to well known Americans who have overcome various physical and mental challenges such as Michael J. Fox, James Earl Jones, Donny Osmond and even Paula Abdul!

Would definitely recommend this museum and would encourage you to at least set aside 2 hours to get through it all.

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