FAQs

Looking for the best event space in Philadelphia? The National Liberty Museum features six beautiful galleries on four expansive floors. Our historic building includes a world-class glass art collection, inspiring exhibits, and stunning historic architecture.


Questions people frequently ask:

  1. What is the rental fee?

    Venue rental fees vary based on which gallery space is being used. The rental fees are based on a four-hour event.

  2. What is included in the rental?

    Venue rentals include use of the room that you have selected and a limited number of tables and chairs.

  3. Is a tour of the Museum included in my rental?

    A guided tour can be added to any facility rental purchase at an additional cost.

  4. Who are your preferred Caterers? Can we use our own caterer?

    The National Liberty Museum has a list of preferred caterers that are authorized to use the Museum. Although the Museum does not have a full kitchen on site, space is made available to caterers for final food preparation and set-up. For a list of our caterers, please call our Sales & Events Operations Coordinator at 215-925-2800, ext. 129.

  5. When is your Museum available for private events?

    Liberty Hall and the Education Center are available to rent during normal Museum hours. All galleries (including Liberty Hall and the Education Center) are available for evening rentals from 5:30pm unless otherwise agreed upon by the Museum. Events ending after 10:00pm may be charged for staff overtime.

  6. Is donated beer of wine permitted?

    Please check with your catering company.

  7. Can we use candles?

    No candles, flames or any other combustible materials are permitted. LED or battery-operated candles are acceptable.

  8. Is music or dancing allowed?

    Due to the nature of the Museum’s content and galleries, events with dancing are generally not permitted except in the Liberty Theater and the Education Center. Check with the Sales & Events Operations Coordinator for more details at 215-925-2800, ext. 129.

  9. Where do my guests park?

    There is a self-parking lot at 400 Ranstead Street (4th & Randstead Streets) by the Bourse Building that offers special rates for Museum events. Also, you can arrange for valet parking with Park America by calling 610-617-2100.

  10. Are there discounts on certain nights or months?

    Please contact the Sales & Event Operations Coordinator at 215-925-2800, ext. 129 to discuss.

 

 

Philadelphia’s Freedom Exhibition Call to Artists

When the National Liberty Museum opened its doors twenty years ago just a block away from Independence Hall, it took on the mission to reinforce the basic principles for safeguarding liberty, including heroism, empathy, and the appreciation of diversity. For our upcoming exhibition, Philadelphia's Freedom, the National Liberty Museum invites artists from the City of Brotherly & Sisterly Love to submit artwork based on your own unique interpretation of freedom.

Philadelphia's Freedom will debut in the NLM's Live Like a Hero Gallery in the Summer/Fall of 2020. The deadline to apply is May 17.
Click here for complete details.

Giveback Workshops

On the first Saturday of each month from 10:30-noon, the NLM partners with a selected mission-driven nonprofit to give parents and children the opportunity to work together to complete a “make-and-donate” activity for an important cause. This event is included with general admission, but registration is encouraged.

Learn more. Then, be sure to attend with YOUR family!

Read & Romp

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.

Check our events calendar for Read & Romps scheduled for later this spring.

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