National Museum of American Jewish History
101 South Independence Mall East
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 923-3811

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Relocated in 2010 to its beautiful new building near Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, the National Museum of American Jewish History is the only museum devoted to Jewish development in America. Featuring a strong collection of artifacts, clothing, art, religious items, photographs, documents, and other items that trace the growth of this important culture in America and its contributions to both Philadelphia and the nation, the Museum's exhibits illustrate the American Jewish experience with unparalleled depth and feeling.

Throughout the year visitors can enjoy a number of fine thematic exhibitions. Though the exhibitions change periodically, they overlap, so that people who visit even monthly will likely be able to see at least one new installation.

The Museum has featured exhibits such as American Jews at Work: Selections from the Collection, displaying objects such as a shohet's knife to a broadside from the first Jewish fur trader in Alaska, as well as trading tokens, advertising novelties, storefront signs and other artifacts that illustrate the diversity of Jewish occupations.

Becoming American Women: Clothing and the Jewish Immigrant Experience, 1880 - 1920 was a popular show which was organized by the Chicago Historical Society. It included some 600 items illustrating how clothing was used to help Jewish women from Eastern Europe make the transition from "greenhorns" to Americans.

Count on the Museum to present exhibitions of similar quality on a regular basis. It also offers a calendar of special events, workshops, and other family activities.

School Groups of all ages can enjoy Guided Tours and activities based on current exhibits. Teachers should call to discuss details with Museum staff.

Hours: Open Tuesday - Friday, 10am - 5pm and Saturday & Sunday, 10am - 5:30pm.`Closed Mondays (including federal holidays). Closed on both days of Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Thanksgiving, New Year's Day, and the first two days of Passover. Closes early on the eves of Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, and the first night of Passover. Call to confirm hours before visiting.
Adults (22-64) $12.00
Youth (13-21) $11.00
Seniors (65+) $11.00
Children 12 and under and Active Military FREE. Tickets may be purchased online at the Museum's website, linked above. Note that tickets cannot be purchased within the Museum on Saturdays and during holidays.
Groups of 15 or more with reservations:

Adults $10.00
Youth $9.00
Seniors $9.00
Children 12 and Under $5.00

Admission + Guided Tour

Adults $16.00
Youth $15.00
Seniors $15.00
Children 12 and Under $11.00

Call for special rates for School and Camp Groups.
Group Reservations: Deposit due at least 2 weeks in advance. Call for information.
Lunch: Nearby restaurants.
Handicapped Access: Accessible.
Directions: Located at N. 5th St., and Market.

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