Open from 10am to 5pm
Open from 10am to 5pm
Open from 10am to 5pm
Open from 10am to 7 pm
Open from 10am to 5pm
Open from 10am to 5:30pm
Open from 10am to 5:30pm

HOW TO GET HERE

The Museum is located in the heart of Philadelphia’s Historic District, on Independence Mall at the corner of 5th and Market Streets, across from the Liberty Bell and within view of Independence Hall.

By Car

Enter the Museum’s address into your GPS system. 101 South Independence Mall East, Philadelphia, PA 19106. Click here for more detailed information and directions to nearby parking.

By Public Transportation

Enter the Museum’s address into your GPS system for public transit directions. 101 South Independence Mall East, Philadelphia, PA 19106. Click here for more detailed information.

National Museum of American Jewish History
101 South Independence Mall East
Philadelphia, PA 19106-2517

MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR VISIT

There are lots of things to do and see at NMAJH. View our guide to learn more.

Events

Join us for an ever-changing roster of dynamic programming that brings the Museum and exhibitions to life. See the Events Calendar.

Shop

Shop ceremonial Judaica, gifts, books, and more than 500 Ketubah choices. NMAJH Members save 10%. All proceeds support the Museum. Visit the Store onsite or online.

Nosh

The Museum Store has a snack bar with cozy seating, coffee and tea, cold beverages, and small, kosher, packaged snacks. Stop in for a nosh on the 1st floor.

Daily Tours

Free 60-minute tours of the core exhibition are offered daily at 11:30am and 2:30pm. Ask the staff at the Admissions Desk about tour availability when you arrive.

Group Tours

Groups of all sizes and ages welcome! Let our seasoned guides take you on a journey through American history like never before. Learn more about booking a group visit.

School Visits

NMAJH offers uniquely engaging and interactive experiences for students of every age. Learn more about our school programs.

FOR FAMILIES

INTERACTIVE EXHIBITS

Designed with families in mind, there are plenty of ways for kids of all ages to dive into history throughout the Museum – from child-height displays and a covered wagon playroom, to the sleep-away camp gallery or the whole family piling into an It’s Your Story recording booth to share their own stories, the Museum is a nurturing environment for social interaction, collaboration, and sharing among family members.

Family Days

On Family Days, the Museum offers special educational and public programs featuring arts-and-crafts and other hands-on projects, costumed interpreters, story time, music, movies, and other family-friendly activities.

Martin Luther King Day (third Monday of January)
Presidents’ Day (third Monday of February)
Independence Day (July 4th)
Christmas (December 25)

ACCESSIBILITY

We welcome visitors of all abilities. Our staff is always happy to assist you as you enjoy the Museum.

ACCESSIBILITY DETAILS

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Is NMAJH admission free?

Admission to the Museum is free. Entry to the special exhibition Notorious RBG (October 4, 2019 – January 12, 2020) is $9 for adult general admission. The Museum special exhibitions are always free for Members.

Are admission tickets required in advance?

General Museum admission tickets are available at the door. General admission tickets purchased online are available at a discounted rate during paid periods. You will need a separate timed-ticket for Notorious RBG and we recommend you purchase that online in advance.

My general Museum admission ticket says 10:00am. Will I be let in if I arrive later in the day?

Yes, general Museum admission tickets are good for the entire day. You can arrive at your convenience. You will need a separate timed-ticket for Notorious RBG.

Do you have any special admissions partnerships?

NMAJH is proud to participate in the following programs:

Blue Star Museums Program
Memorial Day through Labor Day, free admission to immediate family members (spouse or children) of active military personnel.

Federally Disabled
Free admission available for visitors with Federal Disability identification.

Art-Reach’s ACCESS Philly Program
Present your state-issued ACCESS/EBT card (along with valid photo ID) to receive $2 general admission for you and up to 3 family members or friends.

STAMP Teen Program
Any high-school teen living in Philadelphia can sign up here for a free STAMP Pass. Present it to receive free general admission.

Bank of America Museums on Us Program
Present your Bank of America® or Merrill Lynch® credit or debit card and a picture ID on the first full weekend of every month for one free general admission. Please note that free admission is limited to the cardholder.

Is the Museum open on Saturdays? What holidays are observed?

Yes, the Museum is open from 10:00am – 5:30pm on Saturday with normal operations.

The Museum is open on:
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (January 20, 2020)
Presidents’ Day (February 17, 2020)
Independence Day (July 4, 2020)
Christmas Day (December 25, 2019)

The Museum is closed on:
New Year’s Day (January 1, 2020)
First Day of Passover (April 8, 2020)
First Day of Rosh Hashanah (September 19, 2020)
Yom Kippur (October 9, 2019)
Thanksgiving Day (November 28, 2019)

The Museum closes at 3:00pm on:
Erev Passover (April 7, 2020)
Erev Rosh Hashanah (September 18, 2020)
Erev Yom Kippur (October 8, 2019)
Christmas Eve (December 24, 2019)

I’m not Jewish – will I understand and enjoy the Museum?

NMAJH is for everyone! At the Museum, you will find American history through the lens of what one particular immigrant group and religious minority has experienced. We encourage all visitors to consider their own heritage and identity and to think about how different communities shape and are shaped by America.

Where should I park?

There are numerous lots and garages, as well as metered street parking, in the immediate vicinity.

Suggested parking:

Parkway Corporation, one block west of the Museum (a short walk across Independence Mall), offers $9 parking for up to four hours with NMAJH validation.

The Bourse Garage, one block from the Museum, is open 24 hours a day and offers $9 four-hour parking with NMAJH validation.

What are my public transportation options?

SEPTA: Via the Market-Frankford line, both east and westbound trains stop at 5th and Market, below the Museum. Visit SEPTA’S website for more details and a trip planner, or use your preferred map app.

PHLASH: The distinctive purple Phlash trolleys provide direct service between the major museums and attractions in Center City. For seasonal operation schedules and cost, visit PHLASH.

Do you have foreign-language materials or services available for visitors who do not speak English?

Plan your visit with our downloadable Visitor Guide!

Select a language below.
English
Hebrew/עברית
Korean/한국어
Mandarin/官话 (simplified)
Spanish/Español

Can groups visit NMAJH?

Yes. We offer guided experiences for groups of all sizes and students of all ages. Advance reservations are required. Visit our Group Visits page for more information or contact groups@nmajh.org and our staff will assist you.

Is photography allowed at NMAJH?

Yes. Personal photography is permitted and encouraged! Tag the Museum on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. The use of flash, video, tripods, and selfie sticks is prohibited. For commercial photography, contact mediarelations@nmajh.org.

Photography is NOT permitted in the special exhibition, Notorious RBG, by order of the court! No, really: lenders to the exhibition including Justice Ginsburg and the U.S. Supreme Court kindly request that there be no photography in the gallery. You can find RBG-themed selfie spots on the first floor and concourse levels.

Some works of art in the permanent galleries may be restricted.

Can I bring my pet to NMAJH?

No. Pets are not allowed on NMAJH grounds. Service animals, such as guide dogs, are permitted.

What is your security policy?

All individuals are subject to screening. All blades, firearms, and other weapons are not permitted on the premises. All bags (including cameras and laptops) are subject to X-ray or manual inspection. Tripods/monopods are not permitted.

Can I bring large bags and luggage to NMAJH?

Yes. But, backpacks, umbrellas, bags, purses, and packages larger than 11 x 17 x 8 inches must be checked at the Coat Check on the Museum’s first floor.

Please note that all bags may be subject to security inspection. Hazardous materials (e.g., pepper spray) and weapons of any kind are prohibited and cannot be checked.

Visitor Services staff are ready to help with any questions you may have.

Can I drop off an artifact or object?

No, the Museum cannot accept drop-offs and accepts no responsibility for any object mailed to or left at the Museum without prior consultation and approval. Walk-in appointments with the Collections Committee are also not available. Please submit any inquiry regarding your object in writing, to the attention of the Curatorial Department.

Acknowledgment

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