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.

 

 

 

We Can Be Heroes Exhibition –
Call to Artists

Philly Loves Bowie Week (January 3-12) is an annual volunteer production created by a family of committed fans of the superstar David Bowie who felt it was important to gather together as a community to celebrate a truly one-of-a-kind performer. The National Liberty Museum will be participating in these Bowie-themed events with an exhibition in our GlassAccess Gallery called, We Can Be Heroes.

Artists who use glass, clay, paint, pencil, video, and other materials are invited to submit their works which relate to the general theme of David Bowie. Learn more and apply to participate today.

Destined for the Stars
by Ricky Bernstein

Destined for the Stars, a solo exhibition of painted glass, aluminum, and mixed media wall-reliefs. will be on display in our GlassAccess Gallery from August 2 - December 2, 2019. In this limited-time show, artist Ricky Bernstein celebrates victories over life’s everyday challenges, making the point that we are all heroes in our own right. Don't miss the opportunity to see this colorful and imaginative display. Learn more.

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. The 2019 Awards have been presented to this year's honorees, Please click here for the names of the winners.

Chevrolet supports first responders. Learn more.

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.

The upcoming Read & Romps will be held on Monday morning October 21. Check our events calendar for complete details.