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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 very enlightening and extensive visit

by azurehenfruit

We were drawn to the Jewish History Museum by our "soft spots" for the Jewish people. One of the guides talked to me for a while, and I believe that I learned more from him…
Excellent experience

by Sunshine767207

Excellent experience. On par with the better national museums. Exhibits well done; highly informative, thoughtful and emotionally charged. Spent only a few hours but would definitely come back.