For history buffs, a sojourn in Philadelphia isn’t complete without a stop at the National Museum of American Jewish History (NMAJH). Learn about Jewish heritage while browsing the vast exhibits, curated to showcase culture and traditions of Jews in America.
The Smithsonian-affiliated museum hosts special events and houses an extensive collection of 30,000 artifacts detailing themes that include American-Jewish immigration, art, charity, sports, and religion. Because of its’ convenient location across from Independence Mall and near the Liberty Bell, NMAJH is included in many tours of Philadelphia’s historic district.
The National Museum of American Jewish History is located near the intersection of Fifth and Market Street, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Visiting hours at NMAJH are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, and 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Check the museum’s schedule for holiday and special event hours. Admission costs $12 for adults, $11 for seniors and youth — children, active military and members can attend for free.