National Museum of American Jewish History

National Museum of American Jewish History daytime resized

STAMP Hours:

Tuesday-Friday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Saturday-Sunday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

NMAJH is closed for many Jewish holidays; please check its website to confirm that it is open.

About the National Museum of American Jewish History

The National Museum of American Jewish History, located on historic Independence Mall in Philadelphia, brings to life the 350-year history of Jews in America.  Tracing the stories of how Jewish immigrants became Jewish Americans, the Museum invites visitors of all backgrounds to share their own stories and reflect on how their histories and identities shape and are shaped by the American experience. An open door for all, NMAJH honors the past and contributes to a better future by sharing the power of imagination and ideas, culture and community, leadership and service, in ways that turn inspiration into action.

Location

101 South Independence Mall E  Philadelphia, PA 19106

Getting There

NMAJH is right by the 5th St. stop of the Market-Frankford subway line. The museum is accessible by the #17, 33, and 38 bus lines, and by PHLASH stops #2 and 18.

Parking is available at the Bourse Garage, located between Market and Chestnut Streets on 4th Street.

Accessibility

The Museum entrance is wheelchair accessible. All floors, including gallery, dining, and store levels are accessible and can be reached by elevator. Standard wheelchairs are available on a limited basis at the Admissions Desk. Wheelchairs cannot be reserved in advance; first-come, first served basis. Free of charge; a form of ID is required in exchange.

NMAJH galleries can have dim lighting and loud ambient noise. Sensory-friendly backpacks with noise-cancelling headphones, fidget toys, and other tools are available on a limited basis at the Admissions Desk. These backpacks cannot be reserved in advance; first-come, first served basis. Free of charge; a form of ID is required in exchange.

Photograhy

No photography allowed within exhibition galleries or by any artifact cases/exhibit elements. However, photography in non-exhibit areas—the Store, the Café, the foyer & atrium, etc.—is allowed.