National Museum of American Jewish History

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101 S Independence Mall E, Philadelphia, PA 19106 101 S Independence Mall E, Philadelphia Directions
+12159233811
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Great place to visit. Too much to see in one day!
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Allow 3 or 4 hours to see everything.
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Plan to spend a few hours as there is so much to see, read and learn. There are also special exhibits for children.
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Go early! There's plenty to see!
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It takes quite a while to go through the museum so give yourself several hours.
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Allow plenty of time...this is a fabulous museum!
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A very engaging positive experience.
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Take a tour with a docent.
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Very well done and comfortable. Enjoyed it; plan to go back.
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Beautiful building. Good history on the Jewish people around the world through history. A lot of reading. Great gift shop.
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The National Museum of American Jewish History's core exhibition traces more than 350 years of American Jewish history, documenting their triumphs and struggles since first settling in 1654. Spread across 25,000 square feet on five floors, the exhibition's historical objects and lifelike environments cover subjects such as the late 19th-century Jewish immigration and the involvement of American Jews in the Civil Rights Movement. As the exhibition moves into the present day, visitors can share their own stories and opinions in two of the museum's interactive stations: It's Your Story and the Contemporary Issues Forum. After sharing their own journeys, guests can explore the Only in America Gallery/Hall of Fame, where multimedia displays and original artifacts highlight the lives of prominent Jewish Americans, including Irving Berlin and Estée Lauder.

Cups of Old City Coffee, baked goods from LeBus, and vegetarian and dairy cuisine from Di Bruno Bros. reenergize museum-goers at the Pomegranates Café; kosher fare is also available. Additional museum programming includes educational opportunities for adults and kids, as well as live events such as lectures, discussions, and concerts.

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