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“An interesting look at Jewish History and culture”

National Museum of American Jewish History
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$32.00*
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Philadelphia 27-Stop Double Decker Tour Pass
Ranked #10 of 471 things to do in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence
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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: Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Stairs / elevator, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed June 14, 2013

Good history of Jewish settlement in USA, also a good history of Jewish religion and customs Well set out over several levels easily accessable with lifts and stairways. At the main desk one is given a plan of the museum which is well set out. Would be good for children and all ages.

Thank Cathie B
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Reviewed June 9, 2013

What a wonderful museum. The multi media exhibits are comprehensive and fascinating. Everything from the role of Jews in the civil war to their impact on the entertainment industry. We especially liked the special exhibit on refugee professors at black colleges.

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Reviewed June 8, 2013

The exhibits at the NMAJH trace the history of Jewish life in America from 1654 to present. I was impressed by the fact it tackles the tough issues e.g. anti-antisemitism, Jewish radicals like Emma Goldman, and the relationship between American Jews and Israel. All 5 floors have interactive elements and make extensive use of videos. There are also docent tours which I did not experience. The location on Independence Mall (6th & Market) was previously the site of a Jewish store, and across the street is a Sephardic synagogue - the oldest in continuous use in America. Allow 2+ hours to see the NMAJH. Street parking is available for up to 2 hours on Market.

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Reviewed June 6, 2013

My mother and I enjoyed it. We had hoped for more cultural exhibits. We got a little bored with some of it but wouldn't have wanted to miss it. Loved the gift shop. Love he fact that it's there.

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Reviewed June 2, 2013

I had a wonderful experience at the museum. Everything was so well put together and there was so much to learn! Each floor was filled with lots of interesting information, fun interactive installations, and recordings that made history come to life.

Thank Elizabeth P
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