Note: If you represent a school or other youth-based organization, learn about our curriculum-focused tours.
Jackie Robinson. Jim Henson. Malala Yousafzai. These are just a few of the heroes of liberty who will greet your group as they walk through the front doors of the National Liberty Museum.
Our Welcome to Liberty gallery also offers them an exact replica of the Liberty Bell that they can touch… an interactive iPad exhibit featuring a liberty quiz… and an immersive film production in our new Liberty Theater.
As your group is led through our other seven galleries and adjacent spaces, their inspirational walk through freedom continues as they interact with heroes from around the world. They’ll see Nelson Mandela’s jail cell; a tribute to the Heroes of 9/11; and our life-size Jellybean Children exhibit, just to name a few. They’ll also enjoy our extensive collection of contemporary glass art, which makes the point that freedom is fragile.
With its unique combination of entertainment, art, advocacy, and inspiration, the National Liberty Museum will enable your group to explore the meaning of liberty, diversity, and inclusion and discover their inner hero.
During a 60- or 90-minute tour (your choice) our professional educators will lead you through our vast array of inspiration spaces, as they explain the history and significance of our art collection, as well as the philosophy that drives our unique presentation of hero stories from around the world. Your group will have the opportunity to engage in meaningful dialogue about what it means to be a citizen in a free society, what we can learn from the heroes and heroines around us, and how to activate our own freedoms for the benefit and liberty of all. Reservations are required for all adult & family group tours. Learn more and reserve your tour today.
An After-Hours (5-8pm) Private 90-Min. Tour is another great way to experience the National Liberty Museum. Your group can end their day of sightseeing in Philadelphia with a tour where they will have the Museum all to themselves. They can also add one of two dinner options after their museum tour is over. Price is $600 for up 40 guests; each additional guest is $10 per person. Add the following dinner options at the prices noted.
ADD a Buffet Dinner in Liberty Hall and you’ll be surrounded by reminders of the historical men and women who fought for our liberties throughout history. Pre-fixed dinners are available at $33 or $40 per person.
Or… ADD a Deli Dinner of Authentic Philadelphia food served in one our our galleries. This meal includes a sandwich of your choice from Old City’s Campo’s Deli, chips, a cookie, and soda or water. Price is $15 per person.
If you are interested in an After Hours Experience, contact Kathleen Lee at email@example.com or call 215-925-2800, ext. 129.
Join us on Tuesday evening, July 18, when Ray and Glen present the greatest sports movie clips of all time, focusing on the theme of “overcoming adversity.” Special guests include St. Joe’s Hawks Head Basketball Coach Phil Martelli; Flyers Great Brian Propp; and Voice of the Eagles & Philadelphia Legend Merrill Reese. Food, craft beer, spirits, and a live auction of sports memorabilia. Learn more and buy your tickets here.
During Pride Month (June 1-30, 2017), we are celebrating heroes in the LGBTQ+ community through highlighted exhibits and special events all month long. When you visit NLM, you’ll learn the stories of those who pushed for progress while helping to support programming that preserves freedom and equality for generations to come. Click here to learn more.
Each year, we look for young people who have championed liberty through civic engagement, resolving conflicts respectfully, promoting diversity, and demonstrating leadership in their school or community. Nominations for our 2017 TD Bank Young Heroes Award have been extended to July 7. Learn more and submit your nomination today!
Opened on Friday, June 2 to coincide with “LGBT Pride Month,” this is the nation’s FIRST museum exhibit of studio glass works produced exclusively by artists of the LGBT+ community. It showcases the diverse subjects, methods, and styles explored by these artists. The work shown here by Pearl Dick is among dozens of works on display. Click here to learn more.
This year’s GLASS AUCTION & GALA will be held Saturday evening, October 7 at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel, 201 N 17th St, Philadelphia, PA. An outstanding collection of art is being assembled. Sponsorships are available. Our 2017 "Heroes of Liberty" are Stephen & Sandy Sheller. The artist honoree is Pearl Dick from Chicago. Click here for more information.
Join the NLM on an arts-filled tour of parts of Wisconsin, Sept. 6-11, 2017. From Milwaukee’s art museums, to private collections, to a stop in beautiful Door County, which juts directly into Lake Michigan, you’ll follow host Arlene Silvers for a one-of-a-kind experience. Click here for more information.