Your tour will begin at our exact replica of the Liberty Bell where students will hear the same sound that once rang out from the original Bell, just two blocks from where they are standing. This historic note sets the tone for students to explore how liberty comes to life through their actions. Throughout the tour our educators lead students through an exploration of the Museum’s art collections and exhibits, engaging them with the content in fun and creative ways. They will also explore our glass art collection and discover that liberty and freedom (like glass!) are strong and beautiful, yet fragile. For more information see our Educational Resources.
While the tour can stand alone as a valuable experience for your students, their learning is enhanced when you use our pre- and post-visit lesson plans in your classroom. See our Educational Resources.
Based on their review of our certificates of insurance, the Office of Risk Management (ORM) for the School District of Philadelphia has determined that we are in compliance with the School District’s requirements and has approved field trip activities at our facility for insurance and risk issues.
We will assign one Museum Educator per 20-25 students/group members. 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 you 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.
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.
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 over-payment, 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.
We know that a visit to our Museum is a very valuable and educational experience for students. To help you arrange a trip for your class, we are offering a special reduced cost tour opportunity. Please read below and contact the person listed.
Title I Discount
We are offering reduced rates to any Title I school that books a standard tour or MLX tour. This reduced rate offer is limited, so be sure to contact us today! Email Kathleen Lee at email@example.com or call 215-925-2800, x129.
Title 1 Tour Rates
90-Minute Tour: $7 adults, $6 seniors, $4 students.
120-Minute MLX (Museum Learning Experience): $7 adults, $9 students.
Both options include one complimentary adult admission for every 10 students. Teachers are always free.
The National Liberty Museum offers two lunch options for our tour groups:
1) If your group is bringing their lunch, you can rent gallery space in our Museum for $50.00. You will be allotted 30-minutes for your lunch, either before or after your tour depending upon the time of your visit.
2) Your group can purchase boxed-lunches 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 choices. Dining space is available in one of the Museum’s galleries before or after your tour, or you may take your lunches with you when you leave. Cost is $13 per person. If you choose to eat at the Museum, 30-minutes will be allotted for your lunch period.
Menu Options: *NOTE: All hoagies include lettuce, tomato and oil & vinegar. Gluten free bread is available upon request.
If you prefer to eat at a restaurant, consult the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau.
The National Liberty Museum offers a wide variety of souvenirs specifically geared and priced for student visitors. Our educators allow time for shopping at the conclusion of their tour.
At the end of each school year, the NLM's Young Heroes Outreach Program, which brings the Museum’s civic leadership curriculum directly into area schools, holds a grand celebration to showcase the Social Action Projects created by all of the participating schools. This year the celebration was a VIRTUAL event and their projects are available for viewing on this website!
Click here to see the inspiring work of these 4th through 8th grade students, who clearly understand their ability to make a difference!
We are now accepting nominations for our 2020 TD Bank Young Heroes Award. This honor recognizes young people who have taken action to make positive social change in their schools and communities. To learn more and submit a nomination, please click here.
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We are now accepting nominations for our 2020 Teacher as Hero Award. This yearly recognition program, sponsored by State Farm®, honors outstanding educators in the Delaware Valley. To learn more and submit a nomination, please click here.