We are pleased to welcome visitors again. As part of our reopening plan, we have instituted new preventative measures and policies with your health and safety being our highest priority.

BUY YOUR TIMED TICKETS IN ADVANCE: The best way to make sure that you can see everything the NLM has to offer is to purchase your timed tickets ahead of your visit. For general admission click here. If you are a member, click here.

WEAR A MASK: All museum visitors over the age of 2 are required to wear face masks. Make sure your mask fits well around the mouth and nose without any gaps.

MAINTAIN A SAFE DISTANCE: We’ve reduced visitor capacity and implemented one-way traffic flows in our galleries. Additional signage and floor markers help guests maintain a safe distance of 6 feet or more.

KEEP IT CLEAN: We’ve installed additional handwashing and sanitizing stations, along with increased cleaning activity across our museum.


FAQ: Health & Safety Information

  1. Why do Members now have to reserve General Admission tickets in advance?

    The National Liberty Museum is following city, state, and federal guidelines to facilitate contactless payments in order to protect our staff and visitors. To manage visitor capacity, tickets will be limited and sold on a timed basis. Time slots may sell out; if sold out, early admission will not be allowed.

  2. What additional cleaning measures are in place?

    The National Liberty Museum has implemented enhanced daily cleaning and sanitation protocols. Deep cleaning of all galleries and facilities will take place on Sundays and Mondays when the museum is closed to the public. Details on daily, and weekly cleaning procedures can be found below:
    • New disinfecting equipment
    • New EPA disinfectant supplies
    • Increased frequency of restroom cleaning
    • Increased cleaning staff present throughout the day
    • Increased hand sanitizer stations
    • Updated training for cleaning staff
    • Promote hand washing
    • Provide PPE for cleaning staff
    • High touch points identified and more frequently sanitized

  3. What measures are you taking to ensure the safety and well being of your Team Members?

    Team Members will be required to wear masks/face coverings while on the job, interacting with visitors. The National Liberty Museum has added protective barriers in all locations where purchases are made, and tickets are scanned.

  4. Are there any changes I should know about before I visit?

    • Guests are required to sign a non-liability waiver upon entry to the galleries
    • Masks are now required during visits
    • Physical distance between families/groups and staff
    • Limited visitor capacity each day
    • Buying tickets in advance is now required

  5. What exhibits will be unavailable during my visit?

    All exhibits and galleries will be available for viewing. Visitors will be required to follow a designated visitor pathway in order to ensure the safety of all guests and staff. NLM staff will be stationed on each floor to assist guests for those unable to abide by the pathway.

  6. What if I can’t wear a face mask during my visit?

    Yes. If you have a medical condition or disability that prevents you from wearing a face covering please contact our to discuss ways we can accommodate you.

  7. What is considered an appropriate face covering during my visit?

    Facial coverings in line with CDC’s guidelines are considered appropriate for a visit. It should cover an individual’s nose and mouth.

  8. How will physical distancing be enforced?

    In addition to the designated visitor pathways, signage and floor graphic indicators will be used throughout the museum to allow for proper social distancing. Family members and others who live in the same household can be closer together. Team Members will also be on site to explain and reinforce these requirements.

  9. Can I bring in outside food and drink?

    Yes. However, indoor eating and drinking are not allowed at this time. No refrigeration or heating facilities are available.

  10. How can I buy tickets?

    Tickets can be purchased on-site in the museum or online. For general admission click here. If you are a member, click here.

  11. I bought a ticket but now do not feel well or cannot attend. What do I do?

    Please contact the Manager of Visitor and Member Services at to reschedule your visit.

  12. Will wheelchairs be available? If so how will they be cleaned?

    No. Wheelchairs will not be made available.

These guidelines are subject to change as the NLM continues to comply with local, state, and federal guidelines.



Fall is for kids and Families
at the NLM.

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 upcoming events for the fall.

Four Paths to Better Policing
An Interactive Virtual Public Dialogue
Monday, November 1, 2021; 7-9 pm on Zoom

Everyone has a vested interest in issues surrounding policing in our communities. We invite you to hear experts in the field and the community briefly outline four different paths to better public safety. After you hear from our experts, go deeper with fellow citizens, sharing your experiences and viewpoints in moderated small groups.

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.

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 upcoming events, 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.