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National Museum of American Jewish History: 360-years of Stories

As the only museum in the United States solely dedicated to the American Jewish experience, the National Museum of American Jewish History celebrates over 360 years of how Jews migrated to America. Established in 1976, NMAJH draws international attention to Philadelphia for its telling recreations of Jewish life in America, dating as far back as 1654. Since its inception, the museum, located on Independence Mall, has displayed more than 100 unique exhibitions, with over 25,000 Americana artifacts in its permanent collection.


Hours -

Tuesday - Friday: 10 am - 5 pm; Saturday & Sunday - 10 am - 5:30 pm;
Closed on high holidays, but open on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Presidents' Day, Independence Day, and Christmas Day. 

Prices -

Adults - $15; Seniors (ages 65+) - $13; Youth (ages 13-21) & Students - $13;
Children (ages 12 & under) - FREE; Active Military (w/ ID) - FREE


  • Jewish Music Festival
  • Heschel-King Festival
  • Independence Day Celebration
  • MLK Family Day
  • Being at Christmas
  • Jamie Bernstein Takeover


  • Education
  • Live Music
  • Lectures / Discussions
  • Film Screenings
  • Literary Readings
  • Children's Storytelling


  • Can I buy tickets to the museum over the phone?

    Yes, tickets to the National Museum of American Jewish History can be purchased by phone, online, or at door. Note that ticket prices are cheaper if purchased online on their website, so it is recommended to purchase them in advance.
  • Is it required to reserve tickets in advance for members?

    No, becoming a member of the National Museum of American Jewish History has its perks. All members receive free unlimited admission to the museum for 1 year. No reservations are required and members can visit as often as they's like. Members also get exclusive invitations to exhibits and special events happening at the museum, as well as discounts on special programs and at the museum store.

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