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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
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

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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Rock and roll revolution exhibit was added bonus

Bill Grahams exhibit was awesome...so much rock and roll memorabilia. Bills story was fascinating.... The museum was enjoyable and we recommend to all.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Bill Grahams exhibit was awesome...so much rock and roll memorabilia. Bills story was fascinating.... The museum was enjoyable and we recommend to all.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We enjoyed the Rock and Roll tour that was currently going on in the museum. It really is a beautiful museum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I stumbled past this museum and decided to go in. I thought it was great. The different floors take you through Jewish history in America from the first immigrants, through the Second World War and straight up to present day. Nice clean, modern layout and there were a few things that I would imagine would keep children entertained like dressing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband had jury duty, so I spent the day exploring Philly came across this gem by accident. Beautiful museum and had loads of great history!

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went along just to see the exhibition on Bill Graham the music promoter from the sixties and seventies who had a big impact on the Woodstock festival, for us it was very interesting and had a quick look around part of the museum.

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Long Beach, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was unaware that this museum existed -- and right in the heart of Philadelphia, just across from Independence Hall. Its four floors are filled with remarkable information and exhibits that were new even to this student of American Jewish history. One begins on the fourth floor with the arrival of the first Jews in America, proceeds down through the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice modern museum with a great collection of artifacts that tell the story of the Jewish-American experience.The exhibits were well organized; written information concise. I don't think its for children under 12 though.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Many refer to this as "The Jewish Museum" but that is in New York. This fairly recent musium is a museum of AMERICAN Jewish history and includes lots of cool artifacts of famous American Jews (like Irving Berlin's piano). There are lots of contemporary exhibits too. I new one openin this week is on Bill Graham (the Jewish Holocaust Survivor)... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum of American Jewish History usually has great temporary exhibits, like the one they had on baseball as being the melting-pot sport of numerous groups of immigrants who were assimilating to American culture; an exhibit on Richard Avedon, famous for his photographs of fashion and celebrities, chronicling the cycles of family evolutions and political changes in the US; the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had not been before to this relatively new museum, opened in 2010. We are Jewish, but actually this museum has very broad appeal. The story told of the various migrations to America and the diversity of artefacts is extremely good, as is the location across the street from both the US Mint and the National Constitution Center. A great... More 

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