Meeting & Event Spaces

Featuring eight beautiful galleries on four expansive floors, our historic building includes a world-class glass art collection, inspiring exhibits, and stunning iconic architecture in the heart of Philadelphia.

Gather in Liberty Hall or sip cocktails in the Welcome to Liberty Gallery. Enjoy a small dinner party around the “Flame of Liberty” or listen to the laughter of children at a birthday party in our Education Center. The wide variety of stunning spaces within the Museum makes it a perfect fit for every special event. Separately or in combination, our galleries can accommodate from 25 to 350 guests depending on what space is used.

  1. Liberty Hall
    National Liberty Museum Liberty Hall event space

    Capacity for Various Events
    Cocktail Reception: 125
    Seated Dinner: 100
    Theater Style: 150
    Classroom Style: 100

    Amenities Offered in this Gallery
    Built in stage; 6ft LCD screen; Podium; Audio visual hook-ups

    Available for use during daytime hours, evenings and weekends

    The Museum’s prime event space, Lenfest Liberty Hall is a beautifully appointed room in traditional colonial American design. One wall bears a mural-size reproduction of Howard Chandler Christy’s renowned “Signing of the Constitution.” On each side of the mural is an extensive collection of original presidential china from George Washington to Ronald Reagan. The room also features a stunning painting of all 44 American Presidents standing side-by-side in front of the White House and an exhibit honoring recipients of the Congressional Medal of Honor and Medals of Valor.

    This hall is ideal for special events including formal parties to business meetings and training sessions.  It can be used in combination with other galleries in the Museum (for example: dinner in Liberty Hall and dessert in the adjacent Voyage to Liberty Gallery).

  2. Welcome to Liberty Gallery
    National Liberty Museum Liberty Gallery event space

    Available for use evenings, 7 days a week

    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 brand new Welcome to Liberty gallery also offers you an exact replica of the Liberty Bell that you can touch… an interactive iPad exhibit featuring a liberty quiz… and an immersive film production in our new Liberty Theater.

    This gallery is ideal for a cocktail reception. It can also accommodate a seated dinner, a theater-style presentation and a classroom-style event in our new immersive Liberty Theater.

  3. Voyage to Liberty
    National Liberty Museum Voyage to Liberty event space

    Capacity for Special Events
    Cocktail Reception: 50
    Seated Dinner: 20
    Theater Style: N/A
    Classroom Style: N/A

    Amenities Offered in this gallery
    Three 32-inch LCD screens; Park-style benches; Audio visual hook-ups

    Available for use evenings, 7 days a week

    “Voyage to Liberty” is a beautiful rustic room which celebrates America’s history of freedom. As you walk through this gallery, you’ll see how freedom of religion (referenced by a collection of stained glass images by Maurice Gareau) shaped the young United States.  Then… turn the corner to a hallway adorned with wall-sized oil paintings to discover citizens who used their five First Amendment freedoms –religion, speech, press, assembly, and petition– to seek greater opportunities to enjoy their liberty and share it with others.

    This charming event space is perfect for intimate cocktail and dinner parties. Located on the same floor as Liberty Hall, it is often used as an extension to a larger banquet, as a dessert bar or cocktail area.

  4. Heroes of Liberty From Around the World
    National Liberty Museum Heroes of Liberty from Around the World

    Capacity for Special Events
    Cocktail Reception: 75
    Seated Dinner: 40
    Theater Style: N/A
    Classroom Style: N/A

    Amenities Offered in this Gallery
    View of elegant “Flame of Liberty;” Space is expandable through use of adjoining areas

    Available for use evenings, 7 days a week

    Graced by the 2 1/2 story Flame of Liberty by renowned artist Dale Chihuly, “Heroes of Liberty From Around the World” is one of the most moving galleries in the Museum. The room is encircled by three-dimensional dioramas of photos and glass art honoring courageous men and women of all walks of life from 55 nations around the world.

    A lovely setting for small dinner parties or cocktail receptions, “Heroes of Liberty” is often used as an extension for large banquets and for occasions when groups reserve the entire Museum.

  5. Live Like a Hero
    National Liberty Museum Live Like a Hero

    Capacity for Special Events
    Cocktail Reception: 100
    Seated Dinner: 20
    Theater Style: N/A
    Classroom Style: N/A

    Amenities Offered in this Gallery
    One 42-inch LCD screens; Park-style benches; Audio visual hook-ups; Space is expandable through use of adjoining areas.

    Available for use evenings, 7 days a week

    This moving gallery encourages visitors to discover their “inner hero” by learning what they can do to make a difference in their schools and communities.  You’ll find exhibits honoring Teachers, Young Heroes, and Heroes of Valor from local police and fire departments and correctional  institutions.  You’ll also enjoy an array of interactives, including a Shredder Exhibit where you can write down things that need to be changed and take the first step in making that change, and our life-size Jellybean Children, which make a beautiful statement about diversity without uttering a word.

    This gallery can accommodate buffet stations, a bar, and butlered hors d’oeuvres.  It is ideal for a small dinner party or cocktail reception or as an extension for larger events in other galleries.

  6. Coming to America
    National Liberty Museum Coming to America event space

    Capacity for Special Events
    Cocktail Reception: 75
    Seated Dinner: 50
    Theater Style: 90
    Classroom Style: 30

    Amenities Offered in this Gallery
    31-inch LCD screen; Podium; Audio visual hook-ups; Space is expandable through use of adjoining areas

    Available for use during daytime hours, evenings and weekends

    This is a bright, open gallery on the Museum’s first floor. The entrance area is mirror-lined and adorned with a 400-pound glass “Golden Egg” symbolizing the hope that brought millions of immigrants to America’s shores.

    Visitors to this gallery learn amazing facts about why their ancestors risked everything to make the hazardous journey to America.  Also featured is a Children of Immigrants exhibit, honoring men and women who fulfilled their parents’ dreams by obtaining success in this land of opportunity.

    This gallery is ideal for both business purposes and special occasions.

  7. Education Center
    National Liberty Museum Education Center

    Capacity for Special Events
    Cocktail Reception: 75
    Seated Dinner: 60
    Theater Style: 100
    Classroom Style: 50

    Amenities Offered in this Gallery
    37-inch LCD screen; Large built in counter; Podium; Audio visual hook-ups; Space is expandable through use of adjoining areas.

    Available for use during daytime hours, evenings and weekends

    Combining the theme of good citizenship with beautiful glass art, the Education Center/Chihuly Gallery is a perfect setting for any special event.  The featured art is a collection of beautiful human forms by renowned glass artist Milon Townsend and wall-sized seaforms by the most well-known glass artist in the world, Dale Chihuly. This Gallery also features our state-of-the-art Heroes of Character interactive.

    A large open space, this gallery is suitable for many different set-ups.  It is ideal for all types of business and private events, including children’s parties.

The Treachery of Images,
an Exhibit of Glass Pipes

Opening on Friday, April 7, this new temporary exhibit will showcase works that traditionally have been marginalized as “functional” glass art due to their association with an illicit activity. The “Treachery of Images” Exhibit embraces both the technical and social challenges of this art form by celebrating the unconventional designs and amazing craftsmanship of glass pipemakers. The work shown here, Freija by Banjo and Snic Barnes, is one of dozens of works that will be on display. Click here to learn more.

Transparency,
An LGBT+ Glass Art Exhibition

Opening on Friday, June 2 to coincide with “LGBT Pride Month,” this will be the nation’s FIRST museum exhibit of studio glass works produced exclusively by artists of the LGBT+ community. It will showcase the diverse subjects, methods, and styles explored by these artists. The work shown here by Pearl Dick will be among dozens of works on display. Click here to learn more.

Free Indie Lens Pop-Up Film Festival... RSVP today!

Indie Lens Pop-Up is a neighborhood series that brings people together for FREE film screenings and community-driven conversations. Four films are scheduled for the coming months. After each FREE screening, we will host a thought-provoking panel discussion. Learn more and RSVP Today!

Lectures on Important Foreign Policy Issues

The National Liberty Museum co-sponsors and hosts a series of lectures on important foreign policy issues. Click here to learn about the upcoming event on May 2.

TD Bank Young Heroes Awards... Nominate someone today!

Nominations for our 2017 TD Bank Young Heroes Award are now open. 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. Learn more and submit your nomination today!

NLM's 2017 Glass Auction & Gala

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.

NLM Travel is headed to Wisconsin

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.