National Museum of American Jewish History

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National Museum of American Jewish History

National Museum of American Jewish History
4.5
Speciality Museums • Educational sites • History Museums
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
About
Visit the National Museum of American Jewish History, right on Independence Mall. Explore our collection of interactive exhibitions highlighting the journey of American immigrants and their stories that have helped shape America into the country we know and love. Reserve your tickets now!
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: City Center East
How to get there
  • 5th St • 1 min walk
  • 2nd St • 6 min walk
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1GiantsMS
Redwood City, CA1,008 contributions
Great exhibits
Nov 2019
This is a wonderful place to visit. Lots of great exhibits to better understand the history, struggles and successes of the Jewish people. The RBG exhibit makes a visit worthwhile on its own.
Written February 29, 2020
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barry88
Hillsborough, NJ560 contributions
Unexpected
Feb 2020 • Couples
We were walking back from lunch and saw the building. Went inside and found out it was free when we went. It’s four levels and goes in chronological order. There is a ton to see. Some of it seems silly to be there but overall nice exhibit.
Written February 21, 2020
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Doug Corsette
6 contributions
Must see Museum Judaica
Jan 2020 • Family
Spent the weekend to Philadelphia with the family. We’ve been interested in Jewish & Israel history. You can learn so much when you take the time to read,and listen to what people have to share. The plight of the Jewish people since the בראשית (beginning) is an amazing story with archeological evidence of a nation that struggled with God. Take the time to visit this museum
Written February 11, 2020
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Lenfest S
1 contribution
Good
Aug 2019
It is good! Recommend going with family and friends or with a group because you can have fun laugh talk explore more and with extra pair of eyes you can see more things.
Written January 30, 2020
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Mistyfuji
Clifton, VA43 contributions
Very Informative and Comprehensive
Jan 2020
The National Museum of American Jewish History is all encompassing with exceptional displays and commentary. You start on the 4th floor and work your way down to the present day in history.
This museum is for everyone...old and young alike, Jewish, Non-Jewish, everyone. Though it can be sobering, it was a accurate depiction of what it's like to be a Jew in Europe, United States, and the Middle East and was on point in recounting history.
I normally don't speak of museum gift shops but this one was off the charts with Judaica jewelry, books, housewares, etc.... and the prices were decent.
Lastly, it wasn't crowded and there's plenty of room so I don't know how many people had this on their 'to do' list, but it's truly an exceptional place to visit. Oh, it's also was Free..I believe all of January and February is Free.
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Written January 24, 2020
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leonien1
New York City, NY8 contributions
Very informative Museum of American Jewish History
Jan 2020
I saw the RBG exhibit this Sunday, January 5th, which was well presented.
There are other floors documenting the beginnings of Jewish Life in the USA, people of not during
the 350 years of being in America. Really excellent videos and other memorabilia .
Written January 7, 2020
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Jessica Mae
33 contributions
Very Interesting
Dec 2019
Me and my fiance went to visit some history places back in December 2019, We visited so many wonderful/touching history places. This place i would have to say was one of my favorites to visit so interesting on how all the Jews lied there lives and so much history behind it all.
Written January 5, 2020
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Stephen F
Philadelphia, PA53 contributions
Great way to spend a winter day!
Dec 2019
Steeping through the migration and history of Jewish America added insight and information about the path of immigration and development of the American Jewish Community. RBG exhibit was especially informative.
Written January 5, 2020
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Nrl216
Philadelphia, PA64 contributions
Really fabulous Exhibit-Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Dec 2019 • Couples
Enjoyed exhibit so much I went back a second time with my family after initially attending with a large group. Try to see this gem before it leaves.
Written December 29, 2019
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The suitcase scale
Tel Aviv, Israel45 contributions
Very interesting and balanced
Dec 2019 • Couples
The Jewish museum tells the story and history of the Jews in the United States. How and when they arrived, why they left their countries and more important the immense contribution they had on the growing economics and culture of the country. It tells the story of constant antisemitism towards them (Hollywood was created by 5 Jews because the Jews weren't allowed to enter the show business in NYC is one instance)
Worth the hour and so of visit in the museum.
Written December 25, 2019
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National Museum of American Jewish History is open:
  • Tue - Fri 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Sat - Sun 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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