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National Museum of American Jewish History

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The Museum offers tickets for Adults (ages 22-64) $15, Youths (ages 13-21) $13, Children (12-under) free, Active Military (with ID) free, Seniors (65+) $13. This museum offers dynamic and always intriguing exhibits. The history and evolution of the...more
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101 S Independence Mall E, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2517
City Center East
+1 215-923-3811
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Reviewed 2 days ago

On 3/21, we entered the building and noticed a school group being served lunch on the lower floor. No problem until lunch was over and the kids were turned loose to see the exhibits. They ran and screamed throughout the entire building with neither the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We were drawn to the Jewish History Museum by our "soft spots" for the Jewish people. One of the guides talked to me for a while, and I believe that I learned more from him than I did from the displays. It was eye opening...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank azurehenfruit
Reviewed 6 days ago

Excellent experience. On par with the better national museums. Exhibits well done; highly informative, thoughtful and emotionally charged. Spent only a few hours but would definitely come back.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Sunshine767207
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the docent tour and enjoyed it very much. Susan Weinberg was the docent, and she was both instructive and entertaining. We learned so much and after tour, went back to revisit the whole museum. We are not Jewish. To paraphrase the old bread...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank JimandCarla
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Jews play an important part in the history. As a non-native, I can somehow connect my personal experience with those people in the pictures. It is a ideal place for people with immigrants background.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very attractive museum with a wealth of information. We could have spent more than the three hours we were there. Highly recommend.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank cindizzle
Reviewed February 14, 2019

Easily understood in its layout. Each floor gives another time frame and theme of Jewish migration throughout the US. Seeing how Washington supported the Jewish people and was inclusive was so interesting. Informative, interesting and good flow. When you reach the ground level the grand...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Chava143
Reviewed February 9, 2019

So it's no secret to my tripadvisor friends followers that I was born in the U.S.and lived in the U.S. (albeit many years ago). So how is it that I never knew about this museum, which was established in 1976? Despite being an active member...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Buc_Haish
Reviewed February 8, 2019 via mobile

Stopped in on a whim during a free admission day. Highly recommend. The museum is beautiful: the building itself is stunning, but the displays are also very visually attractive. While it does deal with a tragic history, the museum also celebrates what it means to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed February 4, 2019

I only learned of the National Museum of American Jewish History by looking at "Things to Do" on Trip Advisor. I was very glad that I found it and made the time to see it. The exhibits were well thought out and informative. The only...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Stanley B
May 10, 2018|
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Response from NMAJH1 | Property representative |
Yes! The first floor of the Museum is always free-of-charge, which means you can visit our Museum Store and Only in America Gallery (featuring Steven Spielberg's camera, Jonas Salk's polio vaccine vial, Estee Lauder's... More
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January 22, 2017|
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Response from NMAJH1 | Property representative |
Free public "Highlights" tours (~60 minutes) are usually offered at 11:30am and 2:30pm every day the Museum is open. Availability is subject to change, so please check at the Admissions Desk on the day of your visit for... More