The National Museum of American Jewish History opens in Philadelphia, November 14, 2010
The National Museum of American Jewish History will move to its new 100,000-square-foot home on Independence Mall, in the heart of historic Philadelphia, November 14. The National Museum of American Jewish History, a Smithsonian Affiliate, is the only major museum in the nation dedicated solely to telling the story of Jews in America, from 1654 to the present. It will stand directly across from the Liberty Bell, one block south of the National Constitution Center and one block north of Independence Hall.
The Museum is moving from the building it has shared since its founding in 1976 with Congregation Mikveh Israel. Mikveh Israel will remain at the site at 55 N. Fifth Street.