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“liberty off limits”

National Liberty Museum
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$7.00*
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National Liberty Museum General Admission
Ranked #24 of 478 things to do in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access
Reviewed August 7, 2010

I don't know what's in the museum because after driving for
over an hour to get there I found it closed for some kind of
"event". This was not announced on the web site, which I
had checked before setting out. So if you don't mind taking your
chances, I suppose this museum might be worth a visit.

Thank tourist46756
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Reviewed August 3, 2010

We escaped the hot temperatures of a July day and found ourselves overhwelmed by the great exhibits in this museum. There are lots of video interactive productions that will keep your kids quite engaged. They learned a lot more about the Constitution as well as all the ammendments at this Museum. It is well worth your time during your trip to Philly

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Reviewed May 3, 2010

They should call this "International Liberty Museum" since it focuses more on International cultures than truly American culture. If you buy into the whole 9/11 propaganda you might find it interesting though.

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Reviewed October 8, 2009

We were amazed to find a museum dedicated to peace, conflict resolution and the elimination of oppression of every kind. The focus was world-wide: there was a very moving tribute to victims and survivors of 9/11, an entire room devoted to honoring people from around the globe who have fought oppression, and a wonderfully diverse offering of installation art dedicated to celebrating individuals who aided victims of the holocaust. But it wasn't just the idea of a museum dedicated to the eradication of oppression and violence that impressed us. The caliber of the art was as impressive as the museum's ideals.
On the Sunday we were there, the entrance fee was intended to underwrite anti-violence programs with inner city Philadelphia youth. In fact, the museum has an extensive outreach program with the community.
The museum is small enough to cover in two to three hours, and is easy to find, right on the edge of the historic district. The staff was extemely friendly and knowledgeable. We thought it would improve the world immensely if they could take their exhibits "on the road"

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Reviewed April 18, 2009

This museum is very impressive. It has a number of collections over its 4 floors. I've been 3 times, as the first time I only allowed myself an hour and that was not enough to get through the interesting exhibits. I went back the 2nd time to see the rest of the musuem and then finally, the 3rd time I went back to take my parents, other family and friends.

The offerings range from exhibits profiling global defenders of freedom like Nelson Mandela, Mother Teresa, Gandhi and Winston Churchill, to well known Americans who have overcome various physical and mental challenges such as Michael J. Fox, James Earl Jones, Donny Osmond and even Paula Abdul!

Would definitely recommend this museum and would encourage you to at least set aside 2 hours to get through it all.

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