National Museum of American Jewish History, Philadelphia

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  • August 14, 2017
    I'm not of Jewish descent, but my niece is. It was not only powerful for her to connect with that side of her heritage, but it was moving for us all. We learned so much about the people and the things...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    This museum was very informative and interesting. . A couple hours or more is all you need. Shows the history of 1st Jewish settlers in the U.S. until present. Worth the visit. No photography allowed,...  more »
  • August 6, 2017
    I was surprised on how extensive this museum's exhibits. They way it's displayed is great, separated by floors which correspond to years. You must take your time and read and see as much as possible, ...  more »
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  • June 30, 2017
    A very interesting look at the history of American Jewry. Interactive exhibits keep things interesting for kids. The special exhibits about famous American Jews was also quite interesting and had some amazing artifacts. Plan time to find local parking. Admission rates were very reasonable. A great place for both adults and families.
  • July 3, 2017
    The information here is expansive. One 2 hour visit will allow for a quick overview. I recommend going for a day or going a few times. There is information ranging from immigration to faith to historical social movements.
  • January 24, 2017
    Great establishment and even greater staff! The museum is a great place if you're looking to host any sort of event! My team and I had reserved the museum to host a couple of events this past Christmas season and they were a pleasure to work with! They have a great theater room for live performances and a great fifth floor ball room that has a balcony with an amazing view of Independence Mall! If you're just looking to learn more about the Jewish people and their history, this is a great place to do that as well! I regret not having as much time as I would've liked to check all of the displays, but from looking at the ones I did, they're filled with a lot of rich history and some pretty cool artifacts that are tied back to the Jewish people. This museum is definitely worth stopping by and spending a good amount of time here if you're interested in Jewish history. Would definitely recommend this museum to both people looking to host an event in the city and people looking to learn more about Jewish history!
  • June 14, 2017
    A great experience, with something to offer for any age group. Great presentation of exhibits, using artifacts, images and digital video. Wonderful, engaged volunteers as well.
  • July 5, 2017
    Interesting and informative. We went on 4th July. So they had free admission. They also had several events going on for kids.

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