Rent the Museum 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.

Rental FAQs

  1. What is the rental fee?

    Venue rental fees vary according to gallery used, number of guests and days scheduled. The rental fees are based on a four-hour event.

  2. What’s included in a facility rental?

    Venue rentals include use of the room that you have selected; selected 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 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 Facility Rental & Events Manager at 215-925-2800, ext. 103.

  5. When is your Museum available for private events?

    Lenfest Liberty Hall, Coming to America Gallery and the Education Center/Chihuly Gallery are available during daytime hours, evenings and weekends. Other galleries are available during the evening only, 7 days a week. Events requiring use of the entire Museum may not begin earlier than 5:30 pm unless otherwise agreed upon by the Museum. Events ending after 10:00 pm may be charged for staff overtime.

  6. Is donated wine or beer permitted?

    Please check with your catering company.

  7. Is donated food permitted?

    Unfortunately, it is not permitted.

  8. Can we use candles?

    No candles, flames or any other combustible materials are permitted.

  9. Is music or dancing allowed?

    Because of the nature of the Museum content and galleries, events with dancing are generally not permitted unless otherwise agreed upon by the Museum. Consult with the Facility Rental Manager for more information.

  10. Where do my guests park?

    Valet parking can be arranged by contacting Park America, Brian Lipkin at 610-617-2100. Self-parking is available around the corner at The Bourse parking garage at 4th and Ranstead Street and at several other nearby parking facilities.

  11. Are there discounts on certain nights or months?

    We would be happy to discuss this possibility with you for events that are held on non-peak evenings.

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GiveBack Workshops

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.

Welcome the Stranger Exhibit

Welcome the Stranger, a one-woman exhibit of cast glass, ceramics, and mixed media by artist Micaela Amateau Amato, will be on display in our GlassAccess Gallery from March 9 - June 9, 2019. This collection of works is Amato's interpretation of modern and historic figures who rose like “superheroes” to accept seemingly impossible challenges of liberty. Shown here are cast glass sculptures of Harriet Tubman and Eleanor Roosevelt.

Learn more about this exhibit –and the Opening Event on Friday, March 8– by clicking here.

An Evening with Women in Leadership

Join us on Thursday, March 28, at 7:00pm for an evening of discussion, reflection, and discourse with a panel of female entrepreneurs, artists, and business leaders. You’ll hear their first-hand accounts of their personal journeys and collective experiences across different sectors.

Learn more and reserve your place today by clicking here.

Read and 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. 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.

Lila Liberty's Hero Quest

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 12-5:00pm every Saturday and Sunday. It is included in the cost of admission. Learn more.

The Foreign Policy Research Institute to host two events

The Foreign Policy Research Institute is dedicated to bringing the insights of scholarship to the foreign policy and national security challenges facing the United States. The National Liberty Museum is pleased to host their Geopolitics with Granieri Series, which features conversations with guest scholars on subjects in the news. Click here to learn about their upcoming events in February and March, 2019

Nominate a deserving teacher for our 2019 Teacher as Hero Awards

Nominations are now open for our annual Teacher as Hero Awards. This yearly recognition program, sponsored by State Farm®, honors outstanding educators in the Delaware Valley.

Click here to learn more and nominate a deserving teacher today.

The Inspiring Stories of our 2018 Awards of Valor Honorees

This annual awards program, presented by YOUR LOCAL CHEVROLET DEALERS, honors police officers, firefighters, EMTs 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 are now posted on the 2018 Awards of Valor page. Check them out today!

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