National Museum of American Jewish History
Rising five stories above Independence Mall in the heart of Historic Philadelphia, the National Museum of American Jewish History brings to life the 360-year history of Jews in America.
Through the use of evocative objects, telling moments and state-of-the-art interactive technologies, the museum traces the stories of how Jewish immigrants became Jewish Americans and invites visitors of all backgrounds to share their own stories, too.
The museum was founded during the wave of museum-building in Philadelphia surrounding the 1976 Bicentennial celebration.
The collection started with only 40 objects in its first year and has since grown to include more than 20,000 artifacts, some dating back more than 300 years.
Check out Albert Einstein’s pipe, Irving Berlin’s piano, Steven Spielberg’s first camera and more.
The National Museum of American Jewish History’s 100,000-square-foot, five-story building allows visitors to explore more than 1,200 artifacts and documents as well as 2,500 images taken from the museum’s own collection, 30 original films and 13 state-of-the-art interactive media displays.
The unique Only in America® Gallery/Hall of Fame on the ground floor is free and open to the public. Historic artifacts on display including Einstein’s pipe, Irving Berlin’s piano, Steven Spielberg’s first camera and more.
Book the Visit Philly Overnight Hotel Package for stays through September 3, 2018 and get FREE hotel parking as well as free tickets to the Museum of the American Revolution, free tickets for a ride on the Ferris wheel and roller skating at Blue Cross RiverRink Summerfest, a $25 CHeU Noodle restaurants gift card, free mini-golf and a carousel ride at Franklin Square, free passes to ride the PHLASH Downtown Loop and a $10 Lyft credit.