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“History of Jews in America”

National Museum of American Jewish History
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Ranked #8 of 450 things to do in Philadelphia
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Food available for purchase, Stairs / elevator, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
Washington, DC
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
“History of Jews in America”
Reviewed October 24, 2012

Well laid out with a very large collection of historical information. If you are a person who likes detail this is for you. The visit can be very time consuming. There are 4 floors arranged by time period. In an hour and a half that we had before the museum closed we saw the 4th and half of the 3rd floor exhibits and we did not linger very long at any of them. Wish they had longer hours, but understand why they don't. I highly recommend a visit to this museum.

Visited October 2012
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New York City, New York
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248 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
“Absolutely fantastic; a must-see”
Reviewed October 22, 2012

I had the pleasure of visiting this museum in May. It's a new building with fantastic exhibits, and it encompasses the stories of Judaism in America from the times of Peter Stuyvesant through the present day. The stories are fascinating; they are wonderfully interactive; and, in fact, they provide insights into the evolution and history of all cultures in America. This museum has plenty to offer and you can spend a full half-day there easily. I could write more, but I think the best advice is to just get to the museum, see it yourself, and become immersed in the experience. You will learn so many things, and I think you'll find it to be a greatly enjoyable experience.

Visited May 2012
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed October 22, 2012

We are local Philadelphians, and have been to the new NMAJH twice. We STILL haven't seen everything there, and definitely must keep going back. For the first time visit, we spent practically all of our time on the 4th floor. The docents are very informative. A visit to the museum is a source of pride for our city, local Jewish community, and I hope people of all different religious, ethnic backgrounds will come to visit this national treasure.

Visited August 2012
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White Plains,New York
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Excellent Museum in Philadelphia”
Reviewed October 19, 2012

In a modern building adjacent to the historical part of Philadelphia lies the National Museum of American Jewish History. Inside this edifice one finds the complete history of American Jewry. The museum is laid out in chronological order from colonial times to the present with many exhibits, films and interactive items. A must enjoyable visit for people of all denominations.

Visited October 2012
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York, Maine
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42 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great Experience Walking Through Time”
Reviewed October 14, 2012

We had a docent tour that took us from the first Jews to arrive in America to the present. The museum is a wonderful architectural building. You start from the top floor and work your way down through history to the present. It was a fascinating trip.

Visited October 2012
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