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National Museum of American Jewish History
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Day Trip from New Haven CT to Philadelphia by Rail
Ranked #9 of 445 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: Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Stairs / elevator, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
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14 reviews
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“A must see for people of all religion's”
Reviewed April 17, 2014

A very upbeat attraction.
Depicts contributions that Jewish Americans have made to American society. Totally fascinating!

Visited December 2013
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Portland, OR
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42 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Good museum”
Reviewed April 16, 2014

Really we'll done, learned a lot from the displays. Good place to take kids as there are displays that are geared to kids as well. kosher cafeteria as we'll for those looking for kosher food in Philly.

Visited August 2013
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Interesting experience”
Reviewed April 15, 2014

Definitely worth a visit - I learned more in two hours than in any history book. I was surprised at what I didn't know and my 11-year-old found the place fascinating. There was a fun scavenger hunt to do that kept us engaged throughout the visit.

Visited May 2013
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Naples, Florida
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420 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 273 helpful votes
“Expensive and only reasonably interesting.”
Reviewed April 15, 2014

First of all the building itself sticks out like a sore thumb as its ultra modern and really does not fit among historic buildings that are over 200 years old. The museum itself is very sparse and rather flamboyant in its approach to history, I wish it concentrated more on actual historical content rather than presentation. Its also very expensive and as such not offering great value in our view.

Visited March 2014
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High Falls, NY
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“A great museum in the heart of the city”
Reviewed April 12, 2014

This was a wonderful find for us. There is so much to learn about the role of Jews in American history, and the other way around as well. A special feature that I loved in particular is the current exhibit on Jews in baseball, but the permanent exhibits are often powerful, telling the story of the immigration of Jews from many lands, and how America was affected by their presence. Also on display: the sorry tale of anti-Semitism in too much of American history. It is especially notable that this museum is right there in the midst of so many wonderful sites in Philadelphia that speak to the birth of American history. That way, millions of visitors can get the story. Congratulations, Philadelphia.

Visited April 2014
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