Host an Event at the National Liberty Museum

The National Liberty Museum offers renters the opportunity to host their next special event in a historic location in the country’s oldest neighborhood – Old City. The Museum features six beautiful galleries on four expansive floors. Our historic building includes a world-class glass art collection, inspiring exhibits, and stunning historic architecture throughout 30,000 square feet of amazing space. Our rental options can accommodate from 25 to 350 people for a wide variety of special events.

All rentals include:
• On-site event coordinator
• Discounted self-parking at Bourse Building (4th & Ranstead St.)
• Updated cleaning procedures based on COVID-19 protocols
• Cutting edge AV equipment and speaker system
• Custom menus from preferred caterers (catering additional fee)
• Event rentals – tables/chairs/linens (additional fee)
• Rental fee includes use of space for 4 hours
• Event rentals are available all year.

 

For more information about hosting an event in the months to come, submit your Request for Information or email rent@libertymuseum.org

SPECIAL EVENTS

  1. Dinner or Cocktail Reception

    Host an intimate dinner or cocktail reception at the National Liberty Museum! Multiple spaces available, including the Peace Portal, a magnificent 9-feet-high glass canopy by Ulla Darni entitled The Peace Portal. Includes 1-year complimentary membership to the museum. Maximum of 80 guests.
    Fee: $1,500
    Add-on: NLM Museum Highlights Tour-$100

  2. Lecture/Meeting and Reception

    Ideal for a meeting or lecture followed by a cocktail reception, this package includes use of Liberty Hall or the Learning Center and The Flame Gallery. Includes 1-year complimentary membership to the museum. Maximum of 80 guests.
    Fee: $2,500
    Add-On: How to Create Change Tour – $100

  3. Small Event Package

    Perfect for birthday parties, showers, religious ceremonies – this special discounted package offers guests a beautiful location for a memorable event. Package includes use of the Welcome to Liberty/The Flame Gallery. Maximum of 80 guests.
    Fee: $2,000

  4. Small Wedding Package

    Celebrate your momentous occasion in the heart of Philadelphia with a wedding at the National Liberty Museum. Package includes access to a private bridal suite, reception in the Flame and Heroes of Liberty galleries featuring the exquisite Dale Chihuly Flame of Liberty glass sculpture, and a dinner in Liberty Hall. Maximum of 100 guests.
    Fee: $3,750

  5. Wedding Package – Entire Museum

    Celebrate your momentous occasion in the heart of Philadelphia with a wedding at the National Liberty Museum. Package includes access to all rooms and galleries, and can be customized to your needs. Maximum of 100 guests.
    Fee: $5,000

MEETING & WORKSPACES

  1. Hourly Workspace

    Private workspace for individuals looking for a clean, socially-distanced space to conduct business. Includes use of new AV equipment.
    Fee: $40/hour

  2. 2 Hour Meeting Room

    Private space in our newly renovated Education Center. Includes high-tech conferencing system and touchscreen monitors. Maximum of 6 guests.
    Fee: $75

 

 

Strength & Fragility Exhibition Now Open

Strength & Fragility: The Story of the NLM highlights the life of the Museum’s founder Irvin J. Borowsky, and how his belief in universal equality and liberty, as well as his passion for contemporary glass art, led to the creation of the National Liberty Museum. Strength & Fragility includes engaging archival material, stunning glass artwork, and immersive soundscapes. The centerpiece of the exhibition is a magnificent 9-foot-high glass canopy by Ulla Darni, entitled “The Peace Portal.” It features a custom sound bath experience, Seeds of Love, written and produced by Philadelphia-based sound artist Luna Maye, in collaboration with composer Alfiya Glow.

You'll find complete information here.

Art that acts as Social Commentary

The Graphic Content exhibition features graphic-centered artworks that take inspiration from counterculture tradition and give voice to those outside the mainstream. It features works that embody the artists' personal reflections on the current social and political climate.

The exhibition is on view through November 7, 2021
Learn more and purchase your Museum tickets now.

The artform of cartooning celebrates diversity, liberty, and inclusion

As a companion piece to the Graphic Content Exhibition, the NLM has brought back select pieces from Caretoons, a popular annual exhibition/competition that ran from 2005-2010. Through drawings submitted by children, as well as amateur and professional artists from around the world, the images in Caretoons grapple with contemporary issues through the approachable lens of cartoons and graphic art.

Click here to learn more and purchase your Museum tickets.

An exhibition celebrating NLM Award Winners

Since the NLM’s founding, a major component of our work has been our series of annual awards programs honoring the everyday heroes who live among us. This exhibition celebrates teachers, students, police officers, firefighters & first-responders, and healthcare professionals who have demonstrated extraordinary courage and made a difference in the lives of others.

Click here to learn more and purchase Museum tickets.

Programs for Kids & Families

The NLM offers a full calendar of virtual and on-site programs for kids and their families. We invite you to join us as we explore the themes of respect, taking action and spreading liberty to all. Check out our exciting list of summer events.


                                                Special Thanks to the Satell Institute for sponsoring
                                            these FREE summer workshops:
Click here for dates and times.

-Beyond Wakanda: Black Superheroes from Comics to Real Life (for Kids 8-12), A FOUR-DAY workshop.
-Tik Tok Liberty (for teens), A FOUR-DAY workshop over a four week period.
-The Power of Art: Express Yourself (Teens age 14-18), A TWO-DAY workshop.

Events at NLM

The NLM hosts a robust calendar of programs and events for adults, from thought-provoking panel discussions to fun and engaging tours and workshops.

To see what's happening this summer, click here.


For special evening adult programs, visit NLM@Night.

Virtual Guided Group Tours now available

Here's a great way to enjoy the NLM. Our staff will lead you on a virtual tour of the Museum, as they explain our history, our mission, and our special exhibitions. We offer a range of virtual guided tour themes or we can customize a tour specifically for your group.

You'll find complete information here.

Support the Next Generation of Heroes

Each school year, we send NLM educators directly into Philadelphia’s most underserved schools to teach students critical leadership skills, such as courage, integrity, responsibility, respect, and most important, empathy. We show them that they have the power through their First Amendment Rights to use these skills to make positive changes in their school and community.

Help us continue to bring this program to as many students as possible.
Click here to donate now.

Police officers, firefighters, and other emergency responders are honored

The National Liberty Museum celebrated its 15th annual Awards of Valor, presented by Your Local Chevrolet Dealers, via a virtual ceremony on Tuesday, December 8, 2020. The event included several notable keynote speakers and was attended by the honorees, their families and colleagues,

Learn more here about their impressive and inspirational stories.


NLM Honors Medical Professionals

The National Liberty Museum is proud to host its annual 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 2020 Awards Ceremony was held virtually on December 3.
Click here to learn about the honorees.

NLM honors 14 inspiring students from across the country

The National Liberty Museum celebrated its 20th annual TD Bank Young Heroes Awards with a Virtual Awards Ceremony on Saturday, September 12. The ceremony honored 14 inspiring students, ages 18 and younger, who identified an area where liberty was lacking and took action to make positive change in their local schools or communities.

Learn about these amazing young people here.