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.

 

 

 

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.

Learn about the 2019 Awards of Valor Honorees

This annual awards program, presented by YOUR LOCAL CHEVROLET DEALERS, honors police officers, firefighters, EMTs and other emergency responders for extraordinary acts of courage, empathy, and meritorious service. Please click here for the names of the 2019 winners.

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