Visit us At 5th and Market Streets on Independence Mall

It's Your Story


Members Free
Adults $12
Seniors (ages 65 & up) $11
Youth (ages 13-21) $11
Children (ages 12 & under) Free
Active military (with ID) Free*

Discounted admission rates are available to groups of 15 or more people. Group visits must be booked in advance through Group Sales to receive these discounts and other group options.  


*As a Blue Star Museum, we additionally offer free admission to up to 5 immediate family members (spouse or children) of active military personnel from Memorial Day through Labor Day.  

What's in a Name?


My mother, who was born in 1914, was named Sarah. As a first generation American she wanted to Americanize her name and changed from the biblical Sarah to the modern Shirley, which was how she was known for the next 50+ years. Interestingly enough, during the last decade there haven`t been many baby girls named Shirley....but there are a multitude of Sarah`s and Sara`s. Wonder what Mom would make of this? Would she reclaim Sarah as her very own?