This is a trip that will stay with your campers long after the summer is over. With many different tour options, NLM has everything you need for a memorable, educational, and fun experience.
Camp Tour Options and Rates
90-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.
90-Minute Camp Tour, Plus 30-Minute Museum Learning Experience (MLX)
Available for ages 6-18, this option combines a 90-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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
More information to help you plan your trip
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Join Lila Liberty on her quest to spread acceptance and kindness by helping her collect her "Super Hero Gadgets" throughout the Museum. This self-guided experience will encourage your child to understand how qualities like empathy, integrity, responsibility, and courage define what it means to be a Hero.
Lila Liberty’s Hero Quest is available between 1-3pm every Saturday and Sunday beginning on December 1, It is included in the cost of admission. Learn more.
Join us with your little learner, ages 2-6, for Read & Romp, an exciting hour of imaginative storytelling, interactive games, and creative crafts in the Museum’s galleries. Read & Romps are held twice a week, on Monday and Saturday mornings. Learn about the “story of the week” and choose the day that works best for you! Snacks and Museum admission are included.
Check our events calendar for upcoming Read & Romps beginning on December 3, 2018.
GiveBack Workshops at NLM are a unique way of volunteering and the perfect spark to activate your family’s sense of empathy, respect, and responsibility, the character traits that make someone a true hero of liberty. A different GiveBack Workshop is held once each month on a Saturday morning. You and your children will work together to complete a “make-and-donate” activity specifically designed by the partner organization for that month.
Check our events calendar for all the upcoming GiveBack Workshops –and the organizations with whom we are partnering– beginning on January 12, 2019.
This season, the National Liberty Museum is creating a special Holiday Shop in our newly renovated Museum Store. It will feature a one-of-a-kind collection of gifts, including festive glass ornaments, fair trade handmade jewelry, unique stocking stuffers, and much more. Click here for dates and details.
This annual awards program, presented by YOUR LOCAL CHEVROLET DEALERS, honors police officers, firefighters, and other emergency responders for extraordinary acts of courage, empathy, and meritorious service. The 2018 Awards Ceremony was held on September 12. Our honorees' inspiring stories will be displayed in a Museum exhibit and on our 2018 Awards of Valor page in the coming weeks. Please check back shortly,
Chevrolet supports first responders. Learn more.
Our 2018 Glass Auction & Gala was held on Saturday, October 6 at the Philadelphia Marriott Downtown! With more than 350 guests from near and far, we're proud to share that this was one of our most successful Auctions yet! All proceeds directly benefit the thousands of children who participate in our education and outreach programs.
Photos of this exciting event are now available for viewing.
We thank everyone who supported our most important fundraiser of the year.