Adult & Family Group Tours

Inspiring, Intriguing, Entertaining!

Note: If you represent a school or other youth-based organization, learn about our curriculum-focused tours.

What will my group see and do?

The National Liberty Museum brings liberty to life through stories of people whose character and courage have expanded liberty for all. Your visit begins in our newly renovated Welcome to Liberty Gallery, which greets you with a mural-size display of real-life heroes; a film in our immersive theater; and an exact replica  of the Liberty Bell that you can touch. Also completely transformed is our Flame Gallery featuring the 21-ft Flame of Liberty by Dale Chihuly. This space now provides a 360° experience of inspirational words, images, sounds, and voices incorporating the glass flame into the presentation.

Throughout the Museum you will interact with heroes and artwork from around the world. Look inside Nelson Mandel’s jail cell. Enjoy the Museum’s unique collection of art. Learn about the heroes of 9/11 and other everyday heroes who are are recognized throughout the Museum.

With its unique combination of entertainment, adventure, intrigue, and inspiration, the National Liberty Museum allows visitors to explore the true meaning of freedom and think about liberty as an ongoing human quest that we all share.

 

What are my tour options?

Highlights Guided Tour

During a 60- or 90-minute tour (your choice) our professional educators will lead you through our vast array of inspirational spaces, as they explain the history and significance of our art collection, as well as the philosophy that drives our unique presentation of hero stories from around the world. Your group will have the opportunity to engage in meaningful dialogue about what it means to be a citizen in a free society, what we can learn from the heroes and heroines around us, and how to activate our own freedoms for the benefit and liberty of all. Rates are $9 per adult, $7 per senior, and $6 per person under age 18. The minimum group size is 10 people; maximum is 80 people. Reservations are required. Learn more and reserve your tour today.


After Hours Experience – By Special Request!

An After-Hours Experience is a private 90-min. tour of the Museum after our doors are closed to the public. It is the perfect way to end your day of sightseeing. The rate is $600 for up to 40 guests; $10 per additional guest. A dinner of authentic Philadelphia deli food from one of two Old City restaurants, Sonny’s Steaks or Campo’s Deli, may be added starting at $16 per person. Your dinner will be served in one of the Museum’s galleries. The maximum group size for the After Hours Experience is 80 people.

If you are interested in an After Hours Experience, contact Kathleen Lee at klee@libertymuseum.org or call 215-925-2800, ext. 129.

 

 

 

Young heroes demonstrate their leadership at a virtual Civics Fair!

At the end of each school year, the NLM's Young Heroes Outreach Program, which brings the Museum’s civic leadership curriculum directly into area schools, holds a grand celebration to showcase the Social Action Projects created by all of the participating schools. This year the celebration was a VIRTUAL event and their projects are available for viewing on this website!

Click here to see the inspiring work of these 4th through 8th grade students, who clearly understand their ability to make a difference!

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 July 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.