Note: If you represent a school or other youth-based organization, learn about our curriculum-focused tours.
Jackie Robinson. Jim Henson. Malala Yousafzai. These are just a few of the heroes of liberty who will greet your group as they walk through the front doors of the National Liberty Museum.
Our Welcome to Liberty gallery also offers them an exact replica of the Liberty Bell that they can touch… an interactive iPad exhibit featuring a liberty quiz… and an immersive film production in our new Liberty Theater.
As your group is led through our other seven galleries and adjacent spaces, their inspirational walk through freedom continues as they interact with heroes from around the world. They’ll see Nelson Mandela’s jail cell; a tribute to the Heroes of 9/11; and our life-size Jellybean Children exhibit, just to name a few. They’ll also enjoy our extensive collection of contemporary glass art, which makes the point that freedom is fragile.
With its unique combination of entertainment, art, advocacy, and inspiration, the National Liberty Museum will enable your group to explore the meaning of liberty, diversity, and inclusion and discover their inner hero.
During a 60- or 90-minute tour (your choice) our professional educators will lead you through our vast array of inspiration 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. Reservations are required for all adult & family group tours. Learn more and reserve your tour today.
An After-Hours (5-8pm) Private 90-Min. Tour is another great way to experience the National Liberty Museum. Your group can end their day of sightseeing in Philadelphia with a tour where they will have the Museum all to themselves. They can also add one of two dinner options after their museum tour is over. Price is $600 for up 40 guests; each additional guest is $10 per person. Add the following dinner options at the prices noted.
ADD a Buffet Dinner in Liberty Hall and you’ll be surrounded by reminders of the historical men and women who fought for our liberties throughout history. Pre-fixed dinners are available at $33 or $40 per person.
Or… ADD a Deli Dinner of Authentic Philadelphia food served in one our our galleries. This meal includes a sandwich of your choice from Old City’s Campo’s Deli, chips, a cookie, and soda or water. Price is $15 per person.
If you are interested in an After Hours Experience, contact Kathleen Lee at email@example.com or call 215-925-2800, ext. 129.
Peace Day Philly promotes personal, local and global peace in conjunction with the United Nations International Day of Peace on September 21. The National Liberty Museum will be celebrating Peace Day for an entire week (Sunday, September 17 – Sunday, September 24) to give visitors the opportunity to participate in this important occasion. TEACHERS: We also have several resources for you to introduce Peace Day in your classroom! Click here to learn more.
Our cutting-edge Professional Development Workshops give educators the tools and educational resources they need to succeed. Registration is now open for two upcoming workships. The first, on Saturday, October 21 is Diversity and Communication: Strategies for Difficult Conversations in Schools. The facilitator is Mark Charles Good, M.Ed. The second, on Saturday, November 18, is Beyond ‘Mean Girls’: Understanding Girls’ Friendships, Conflicts, and Relational Aggression. The facilitator is Catherine Mallam, M.S. Learn more and register today.
The National Liberty Museum is proud to launch the inaugural Healthcare Heroes Awards, presented by Teva Pharmaceuticals. This international awards program recognizes inspirational heroes in healthcare research and treatment whose accomplishments have profoundly benefited their patients, their field, and the global community. The program will present an award to an outstanding honoree in four categories. The nomination deadline is November 3. Learn more.
The Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI) is dedicated to providing the insights of scholarship on foreign policy and national security challenges facing the United States. The National Liberty Museum is hosting a series of FPRI lectures throughout the fall. For the next event on Tuesday, Oct. 10 , Heather Sharkey, an award-winning teacher at the University of Pennsylvania, discusses her new book which explores the history of day-to-day relations between Muslims, Christians, and Jews in the Middle East. Learn more.
This year’s GLASS AUCTION & GALA will be held Saturday evening, October 7 at the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown Hotel, 201 N 17th St, Philadelphia, PA. An outstanding collection of art is being assembled. Sponsorships are available. Our 2017 "Heroes of Liberty" are Stephen & Sandy Sheller. The artist honoree is Pearl Dick from Chicago. Click here for more information.