National Museum of American Jewish History, Philadelphia

4.6
History Museum · Hidden Gem · Educational Site
The National Museum of American Jewish History (NMAJH) is a Smithsonian-affiliated museum at 101 South Independence Mall East (S. 5th Street) at Market Street in Center City Philadelphia. It was founded in 1976.

In March 2020, The National Museum of American Jewish History filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, seeking relief from debt incurred by the construction of its Independence Mall home. The museum claims that it owes $30 million to bondholders and $500,000 to unsecured creditors.
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  • This is a wonderful place to visit. Lots of great exhibits to better understand the history, struggles and successes of the Jewish people. The RBG exhibit makes a visit worthwhile on its own.  more »
  • We were walking back from lunch and saw the building. Went inside and found out it was free when we went. It’s four levels and goes in chronological order. There is a ton to see. Some of it seems...  more »
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  • Lovely space. Went to see Sarah’s closet. Exceptional touching exhibit. The overall impact of building the exhibits space planning gift shop — are all exceptional. it’s just really a beautiful place where visit. Lots of history - very informative.
  • One of the best museums I've ever been to! Great place for both kids and adults... they have exhibits and artifacts and fun things for the kids to do to get involved. The layout was so clear and the quality of history was absolutely worth seeing. I highly recommend this museum to anybody! I could have spent way more time than just an hour here.

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