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National Liberty Museum
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National Liberty Museum General Admission
Ranked #55 of 438 things to do in Philadelphia
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Located in the heart of historic Philadelphia, the National Liberty Museum is dedicated to preserving America's heritage of freedom by encouraging people to find their own place in the story of liberty. Visitors to the Museum enjoy an inspiring and entertaining experience, as they interact with incredible stories of heroes and a collection of contemporary art. Come see an exact replica of the Liberty Bell that still rings, life size children made of jellybeans, and our famous "Flame of Liberty" by Dale Chihuly made just for the National Liberty Museum. Also, be sure to check out our gift shop full of Philadelphia souvenirs, unique handmade jewelry, and fashion accessories.
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
“Text Heavy But Very Interesting”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

I just didn't find this as interesting as I thought it would be. While there's lots of people singled out for amazing or heroic actions, I thought it was kind of preachy as there is a lot of text describing people and things but I didn't really learn anything new. One surprise -- on the top floor- are some paintings by Marc Chagall which made it worthwhile. While internally it is wheelchair accessible, on Sundays (only) apparently the National Park Service won't allow them to have the side alley gate unlocked, so we had to wait for this to be unlocked in order for our wheelchair using family member to get to the ramp into the building (old one).

Visited September 2012
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Moving, but not for young kids”
Reviewed September 4, 2012

Our group of adults, teens and young children visited this museum and it was moving. Due to some of the subject matter, I wouldn't bring children under 9, unless you're okay with having some serious discussions about terrorism and the Holocaust. The display highlighting every day heroes was a great character lesson for the teens. The glass sculptures seemed a bit random, other than the impressive one that spanned the entire height of the building. The cost was great, especially with a large group.

Visited September 2012
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Northumberland, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
“A nice display and lovely staff”
Reviewed August 28, 2012 via mobile

The Liberty museum is located in the lovely old part of the city. Entry is fairly priced for students like myself.
Displays are moving and very interesting and art work is intriguing.
Staff are very friendly.

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Stoneham, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 274 helpful votes
“A unexpected gem”
Reviewed June 13, 2012

We purchased a five day philly pass. This was the last thing we saw on the pass. We waited to the end, because we weren't quite sure what this museum was all about. The name doesn't do this museum justice. We arrived 90 minutes before closing. We could have spent all day there. It is a very moving and thought provoking museum.

Visited May 2012
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Langhorne, Pennsylvania
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“Must see - take the children for sure!!!”
Reviewed May 25, 2012

Small but powerful for all ages. Great location in Olde City and well worth taking the time to explore all the galleries and see the awesome glass collection.

Visited May 2012
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