Camp Groups

Give your campers an experience that will stay with them long after the summer is over. With options for every group size, NLM has everything you need for a memorable, educational, and fun experience.

60-Minute Camp Tour

Available for ages 6-18, the 60-Minute Camp Tour tells exciting stories of heroes we will probably never find in school textbooks. We will talk about the ways we are inspired by these heroes, and how we can use the lessons they teach us to ignite our own activism and make a difference in the world. Simultaneously, campers will investigate sensational works of art, and how they are made, to find their own meanings of liberty.

Each Camp Tour includes an activity to take back to camp with you.

  • Group size: maximum 80 people (excluding counselors and chaperones), minimum 10 people
  • Rates: $5 campers, $7 adults, $6 seniors.
    One adult for every 10 campers is free
  • Tour hours: Monday-Friday, 10am-3:30pm

Liberty Walking Group Tour

The Liberty Walking Group Tour is a 90-minute guided experience that explores over twenty Philadelphia historic sites while telling the stories of both famous and hidden Heroes of Liberty.

  • Group size: maximum 60 people (excluding counselors and chaperones); minimum 10 people
  • Rates: $8 adults, $9 campers.
    One adult for every 10 campers is free.
  • Tour hours: 7 days a week, 10am-3:30pm

90-Minute Camp Tour

Available for ages 6-18, the 90-Minute Camp Tour combines a 60-minute Camp Tour with a fun 30-minute activity ranging from art projects to games. Activities are age specific to ensure the best experience for campers and counselors. There is also an option for mixed age groups. Click below for a description of these activities.

  1. Ages 6-8: Garden of Heroes

    Campers learn the story of a little hummingbird who makes a big difference by taking action when others think the problem is too big. Students will work together to create a community garden mural they can take back to the classroom with them, each “lending a hand” to build the finished product.

  2. Ages 9-14: My Country’s Bill of Rights

    After exploring the Museum and thinking about the freedoms that are so important in our everyday lives, campers will play a fast-paced game to develop a Bill of Rights for a country of their own creation. They will also design flags to represent the liberties that are most important to them.

  3. Ages 15-18: Heroes from Comics to Reality

    Comic book superheroes are admired and loved for their honorable and awesome personalities. Sometimes we get so stuck on fictional characters we don’t even realize that real people also embody these characteristics we admire so much! Campers will explore the character traits that make a great superhero and then learn about real life individuals whose own character traits match those of our pop-culture heroes. Campers will create their own life-sized superheroes.

  4. Mixed ages: USA Diversity Puzzle

    In this workshop, campers will play a fast-paced trivia game to “unite the states” by piecing together a puzzle that shows just how surprising diversity in the United States is.

  • Group size: maximum 80 people (excluding counselors and chaperones), minimum 10 people
  • Rates: $8 campers, $9 adults, $8 seniors.
    One adult for every 10 campers is free.
  • Tour hours: Monday-Friday, 10am-3:30pm

NLM/Big Bus Tour Package

On this combo NLM/Big Bus Tour Package, you will see the sights of the city on a 90-minute open-top tour bus ride, followed by a 60-minute tour of the National Liberty Museum. Note: The Big Bus tour can be reduced to 60-minutes.

  • Group size: maximum 100 people (excluding chaperones), minimum 45 people
  • Rates: $22 adults, $20 students.
    One adult for every 10 students is free.
  • Tour hours: 7 days a week, 10am-3:30pm

More information to help you plan your trip

  1. Lunch options at the National Liberty Museum

    1. Does your group wish to purchase their lunch?
    NLM is offering new boxed-lunch options provided by Campo’s Deli.  All selections include a bag of potato chips, a freshly-baked cookie, and a bottle of water. Your group may pick TWO options. Dining space is available in one of the Museum’s galleries or you may take your lunches with you. Cost is $13 per person.

    Menu Options:  *NOTE: All hoagies include lettuce, tomato and oil & vinegar. Gluten free bread is available upon request.

    Philadelphia Cheesesteak
    Philadelphia Steak w/o cheese

    Turkey Hoagie*
    Vegetable Hoagie*

    Italian Hoagie*
    Cheese Hoagie*


    2. Is your group bringing their lunch?
    NLM is offering complimentary lunch seating to our tour groups.

    Both options above must be reserved in advance on your Camp Group Request below.

  2. How Many Educators Will My Group Receive?
    We will assign one Museum Educator per 20-25 members of your group. For example, if you are bringing a group of 80 students, they will be divided into four groups, and one educator will guide each group through the Museum. We will communicate with your prior to your tour to determine the number of groups needed. Because you know your group members best, it is often helpful if you assign groups prior to arriving at the Museum, being sure to keep group sizes approximately the same.
  3. Tour Confirmation & Payment
    Your tour will be confirmed when we receive your signed contract and a deposit by the due-date listed on the contract. Deposits are non-refundable. Full payment is due prior to or upon your arrival.
  4. Cancellations, Changes, & Late Arrival
    • Cancellations: Please notify us immediately if you need to cancel your group’s scheduled guided tour. If you cancel your tour, any payment you have made will be applied as credit to a future visit or credit in our Museum Store.
    • Changes: Please notify us immediately if you need to change your tour date, tour time or if your group changes in size by more than 5 people. We will make every effort to accommodate your changes. If your change results in an overpayment, we will apply the excess to a future visit or as credit in our Museum Store. If your change results in an underpayment, the additional amount will be due upon your arrival.
    • Late Arrivals: Please make every effort to arrive on time. Due to limited space in our entry areas, tour groups arriving early may be asked to wait outside the Museum until their scheduled tour time. If your group arrives late, we may not be able to extend your tour past the previously scheduled departure time, although we will make an effort to do so if possible. If your group is unavoidably delayed, please notify us immediately with your estimated time of arrival so that we can best prepare to accommodate your group. You may do this by calling the Admission Desk at 215-925-2800, ext. 130.
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Request a Camp Group Visit!

Submission of this form does NOT confirm your visit. You will receive an email confirmation and payment request once your tour has been booked.

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