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.

 

 

Celebrating Pride Month with a Retrospective Exhibition

For Pride Month 2017, the National Liberty Museum presented Transparency, the nation’s first museum exhibition of studio glass works produced exclusively by artists in the LGBTQ+ community. While the physical exhibition is currently being housed at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, Washington, the NLM is partnering with this Museum from June 15-19 to host a week of virtual activities and social media posts to again draw attention to this thought-provoking exhibition.

We invite you to participate in these very interesting events. Learn more here.

VIRTUAL NLM@Night

As we all practice social distancing, the National Liberty Museum is proud to offer fun, engaging, and informative entertainment through our Virtual NLM@Night series. Each week, these events will ask audiences to imagine liberty and the impact of everyday heroes.

Click here to learn about upcoming events.

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 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 to read a letter from our Exhibitions Department about the effects of COVID-19, complete the submission form, or browse our Artist & Cultural Institution Resource List.

Do you know a young person who deserves special recognition?

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.

Do you know a first-responder who deserves special recognition?

We are now accepting nominations for the 2020 Awards of Valor presented by YOUR LOCAL CHEVROLET DEALERS. This Award honors police officers, firefighters, EMTs and other emergency responders for extraordinary acts of courage, empathy, and meritorious community service. To learn more and submit a nomination, please click here.

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Do you know a teacher who deserves special recognition?

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.

Do you know a Healthcare Professional who deserves special recognition?

We are now accepting nominations for our 2020 Healthcare Heroes Award presented by Teva Pharmaceuticals. Awarded in four categories, Healthcare Heroes recognizes professionals in healthcare research and treatment whose accomplishments have had a profound impact on others.

This year we are expanding the Community Hero Award category by including all those who participated in helping others in regard to the treatment of COVID-19. Learn more and nominate someone by clicking here.