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National Museum of American Jewish History
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US$32.00*
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Philadelphia Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour
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US$56.00*
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Hop-on Hop-off and Philly By Night Tour Combo
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US$329.00*
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Day Trip from New Haven CT to Philadelphia by Rail
Ranked #9 of 457 things to do in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The Museum offers tickets for Adults (ages 22-64) $12, Youths (ages 13-21) $11, Children (12-under) free, Active Military (with ID) free, Seniors (65+) $11. This museum offers dynamic and always intriguing exhibits. The history and evolution of the American Jewish community from colonial times onward is chronicled.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Stairs / lift, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 2 June 2014

I just went to the National Museum of American Jewish History with relatives from out of town. I have been there before but this time we went on the free tour and found it to be fascinating. The tour leader was well versed and answered all of our questions. There is a great baseball display and a wonderful amount of information in each room which makes history come alive! I particularly enjoyed a small area which showed famous people who were Jewish in the entertainment world - comedians such as The Three Stooges and a short concert from Barbara Streisand! There was much more than we had time to see although it isn't a huge museum it is packed with interactive displays, beautiful pictures and great rooms full of history! A must see!

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Reviewed 30 May 2014

What an amazing transformation of an old building along Market Street. Just down the street from Independence Hall and the Constitution Center it's easy to find.
I'd recommend trying to be part of a tour rather then doing the museum yourself. The guide always has anidotes that make history come alive.
Once you've done the tour, rest in the cafe while enjoying the good food. Once refreshed, go back up to the top floor and start again. This time you'll have time to see what you missed and also time to read the explanations.
You don't have to be Jewish to journey through American History from a different perspective.

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Reviewed 30 May 2014

We had a wonderful visit and enjoyed all aspects of the museum. I enjoyed the different videos and loved the jewish overnight camps that were there! Everyone loved the jewish baseball players. It was a great experience for our family age 27 t0 65.

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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Excellent museum with interactive displays. The volunteers are very friendly and there is a ton of information. We enjoyed the special baseball exhibit. It only takes a few hours to see the full museum. We are not Jewish, but found the history applicable to everyone. Highly recommend.

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Reviewed 27 May 2014

This museum is very interesting and they change their exhibits often so whenever you go, you'll see something new.

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