Browse our Event Spaces

Please use this section of our site to explore the venue rental possibilities at our Museum. For more information or for a tour of our historic building in Philadelphia, submit a Request for Information or contact Kathleen Lee at klee@libertymuseum.org or call 215-925-2800, x129.

 

  1. Liberty Hall

    Capacity for Various Events
    Cocktail Reception: 100
    Seated Dinner: 90
    Theater Style: 150
    Classroom Style: 90

    AV and Structural Amenities Offered in this Gallery
    Built in stage; 6ft. x 9ft. drop-down widescreen with front projection; podium and microphones. Sound system available.

    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.

    This room 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

    Capacity for Various Events
    Cocktail Reception: 80
    Seated Dinner: 40

    AV Amenities Offered in this Gallery
    Sound System available (3.5 mm jack)

    This gallery, which houses our 21-ft. Flame of Liberty by Dale Chihuly, presents 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. The Flame 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.

  3. Welcome to Liberty Gallery

    Capacity for Various Events
    Cocktail Reception: 75
    Seated Dinner: 30
    Theater: 55
    Classroom Style: 40

    AV Amenities Offered in this Gallery
    42″ LCD HDTV; Mounted 1080p projector

    The Welcome to Liberty Gallery is the space where guests enter the Museum.  It features an exact replica of the Liberty Bell, 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 can accommodate a cocktail reception, 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 Various Events 
    Cocktail Reception: 50

    There are no AV amenities offered in this gallery.

    “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.

    Located on the same floor as Liberty Hall, it is often used as an extension for dinner buffets, a dessert bar or a cocktail area.

  5. Heroes of Liberty From Around the World

    Capacity for Various Events
    Cocktail Reception: 80
    Seated Dinner: 40

    AV Amenities Offered in this Gallery
    PA sound system available

    Graced by the 21 ft.  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 Gallery

    Capacity for Various Events
    Will depend on the temporary exhibits currently on display. Contact the Museum for more details.

    AV amenities offered in this gallery will vary.

    This gallery is currently being used for various one-of-a-kind temporary exhibitions. The space is ideal to use as an extension for large events when groups reserve the entire Museum.

    This space also houses our life-size Jellybean Children, which make a beautiful statement about diversity without uttering a word.

    Coming in summer 2020, the NLM will be offering a new state-of-the-art conference room in this gallery space. Check back in June for more details.

  7. Education Center
    National Liberty Museum Education Center

    Capacity for Various Events
    Cocktail Reception: 75
    Seated Dinner: 40
    Theater Style: 60
    Classroom Style: 50

    AV and Structural Amenities Offered in this Gallery
    Large built in counter for food and beverages; podium; screen and projector available; PA sound system available

    Combining the theme of good citizenship with beautiful glass art, the Education Center 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.

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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