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.

 

 

 

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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