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National Museum of American Jewish History

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Address: 101 S Independence Mall E, Philadelphia, PA 19106-2517
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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Extremely well done and interesting documentation on the long Jewish experience in America.

Whether or not you are Jewish, this museum has very well presented and informative exhibits about the long history of Jews in America, including the vast wave of immigration from... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Allen, Texas
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Allen, Texas
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46 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Whether or not you are Jewish, this museum has very well presented and informative exhibits about the long history of Jews in America, including the vast wave of immigration from the "Pale", the labor movement and integration into the rest of society.

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Armonk, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is a great museum. In addition to having a fantastic collection of items it is very easy to navigate. The location is wonderful as it is near so many other worthwhile sites.

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Dallas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It may be small but we'll worth the visit. This is not just a museum for Jewish people it's also a great cultural resource! Great job!

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San Clemente, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My grandmother and I came here to check out the history and heritage. As Jews ourselves we felt it might be fun to check out. The exhibits were interesting enough, especially for the colonial era however the tour was not as great. Both of us felt as if it was a little too put on. Being proud of our heritage,... More 

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Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You do not have to be Jewish to appreciate this museum. Four floors of history, artifacts, art, and interactive exhibits show the roots and contributions to American culture by Jews. Take the free docent-led tour then explore on your own.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum easily equals that of the Holocaust Museum in Washington D.C. as far as presenting insights of Jewish heritage. Many exhibits that are just not seen anywhere else. Allocate sufficient time and simply experience the Jewish history.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have gone ot Jeiwsh schools my whole life & read tons of Jewish historical fiction but I still learnt so much at the museum. It was well done, interesting & very informative about the Jewish people in the USA throiughout history. I highly recommend it.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is a unique place with live interaction opportunities to communicate with people who have lived many years ago and have donated artifacts from their families for visitors to see and learn about their history and the lifestyle of the Jewish people. Exhibits change so it would be helpful to contact them to get information on the special exhibit... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Jewish or not, everyone should see this interesting and gorgeous museum at least once on a trip to Philly. If you are Jewish you may need multiple trips. Good for kids in sections and a terrific gift shop and (Kosher - for sure) cafe.

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St Albans
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I did the 2.30 tour last Tuesday. Being partially sighted I love a tour. Very informative and great to meet Benjamin Franklin early on the tour, and good that he could spend time with us. The museum is well curated and ordered. For me, an art addict, the only shortfall was the lack of info or examples of the great... More 

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