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 historic 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 rental spaces can accommodate from 25 to 400 guests depending on what space is used. A guided tour of the Museum can be added to any facility rental.

  1. Liberty Hall

    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; 9ft screen with rear projection; 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 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. Flame Gallery – Completely Renovated June, 2018

    Amenities Offered in this Gallery
    This beautiful room accommodates 100 people for a reception and 40 people for a seated dinner.
    It is graced by the stunning 21-ft Flame of Liberty at its center and an exquisite marble fireplace along its west side wall.

    Available for use evenings, 7 days a week

    The room that houses our 21-ft. Chihuly Flame of Liberty has been transformed into a 360º experience of words, images, sounds, and voices that make the story of liberty come to life. Event guests can enjoy the space in its full show mode or relax to a flood of colors and music that brings a one-of-a-kind ambience to your special occasion. This gallery is perfect for a cocktail reception or seated dinner. It can be used in combination with the Welcome to Liberty Gallery on the same floor, spreading your event throughout our two most recently renovated spaces.

  3. Welcome to Liberty Gallery – Completely Renovated April, 2018

    Amenities Offered in this Gallery
    55-person seated theater; 37-inch TV screen

    Available for use evenings, 7 days a week

    The Welcome to Liberty Gallery has been renovated and is now open. Our exact replica of the Liberty Bell is in place, along with a mural-size presentation of what it means to Live Like a Hero. This inspirational walk through freedom inspires visitors to think about liberty as an ongoing human quest that we all share.

    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 immersive Liberty Theater.

    Events in this gallery can be extended into our Flame Gallery, which features the 21-ft. Flame of Liberty by Dale Chihuly

  4. 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

    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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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

    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.

  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
    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.

    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.

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– beginning on January 12, 2019.

Celebrate MLK Day at the National Liberty Museum

Join us on Monday, January 21 to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day. We have FIVE activities planned so visitors of all ages can explore how they can “Live Like A Hero.” Admission is “Pay-What-You-Wish” and all activities are included!

Check our Calendar of Events for complete details.

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.

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 beginning on December 3, 2018.

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 1-3pm every Saturday and Sunday beginning on December 1, It is included in the cost of admission. Learn more.

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, 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 will be displayed in a Museum exhibit and on our 2018 Awards of Valor page in the coming weeks. Please check back shortly,

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