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National Museum of American Jewish History


National Museum of American Jewish History

101 South Independence Mall East, Philadelphia, 19106, PA

The National Museum of American Jewish History is located right in Philadelphia’s Center City section. A Smithsonian-affiliated museum, the National Museum of American Jewish History has over 20,000 pieces on display in its 100,000-square-foot building.

Spanning five floors of history and culture, visitors are introduced to the rags-to-riches success stories of extraordinary Jewish Americans, the stories of Jewish life during and after World War II, the migration of Jews to America in the 19th and 20th centuries, and the creation of the State of Israel and what it meant to American Jews. The fifth floor is reserved for special exhibitions, which periodically change in theme and content.

Recent Traveler Reviews

A great summary of Jewish presence in the US since the 17th century

by A7842DKeva

This museum is about Jewish history in the US, not overall Jewish history although the situation in Spain, Portugal or Brazil has to be understood to gain a comprehensive understanding of Jewish...
Don't miss Sara Berman's Closet (until Sept 2, 2019)

by Harold J

Go to the top floor and work down. As there is so much to see, stop for what attracts you. There are many surprising facts.