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National Museum of American Jewish History

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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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Well laid out, moving presentation of Jewish life in America from the 1600's on.

The relatively new space is sequentially laid-out and easy to follow. Very informative verbiage is combined with multimedia presentations, artifacts and tableaus such as a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The relatively new space is sequentially laid-out and easy to follow. Very informative verbiage is combined with multimedia presentations, artifacts and tableaus such as a schoolroom and 1950's suburban living room (complete with "I Remember Mama" on the black and white TV) that effectively relate the eras presented.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

the museum is well organized, nicely curated, and manageable in a couple hours. it provides a comprehensive view of jews in america from 17th century to present. exhibits include films, documents, artifacts, and interactive displays for children. recommended.

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North Attleboro, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You were encouraged to stay on the first floor until the tour. Not much on the first floor so that used up half hour. The tour was supposed to be an hour, but was 1 1/2, and she didn't cover the whole museum - more than a whole floor missed, so it was poor time management.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very detailed history of American Jewish experience starting with the first 23 Jews who immigrated to the U.S. Take advantage of the free docent service which added much to the visit.

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Limassol Cyprus
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a modern museum with a lot of attention to detail, it is well curated and has many helpful staff on every floor. There are areas for children to play and to respond to simpler questions which was very good because on the whole this is a very serious museum that requires some interest in the subject. There is... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This museum is for everyone who is an immigrant, who has immigrants in the family or who wants to understand what the benefits of Freedom have been for immigrants to America from the earliest days of our country. It is in a magnificent building right on Independence Square with a permanent exhibition rich in artifacts, interactive exhibits and lots of... More 

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Blue Bell, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Enjoyed every minute of our docent tour--she was excited to tell us everything and engage us in dialog about certain periods and items. We first visited 5 years ago when it opened and now so many of the exhibits have been updated and rotated. Facility is secure, modern and has a great museum shop and modest cafe. Parking at the... More 

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Kingston Parish, Jamaica
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a cerebral experience that calls for some contemplation. The works are well presented and the audio background information probes behind the surface. There is a philosophy informing certain artwork that cannot be gleaned from the rather sparse information below each. Spend sometime; admire and reflect.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited this museum on several occasions. There is so much to see, you need a few hours to really go through and learn. The exhibits are interesting and interactive. It really takes you through the history of the American Jewish experience from day 1 until today. I highly recommend a visit.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The curators here make it clear that the Jewish people are a wandering race and this museum captures it all from the early days of settlement in America to the immigration tide to suburbia and beyond. The layout and soundscape...overlapping snippets of visuals, noises, voices...all may seem confusing, but in the end they convey a sense of the disorientation people... More 

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