The venue

National Museum of American Jewish History
Barry Halkin/Halkin Photography

 

 

Welcome to the National Museum of American Jewish History

The National Museum of American Jewish History, on Independence Mall in Philadelphia, presents educational programs and experiences that preserve, explore, and celebrate the history of Jews in America. Its purpose is to connect Jews more closely to their heritage and to inspire in people of all backgrounds a greater appreciation for the diversity of the American Jewish experience and the freedoms to which Americans aspire.

Toll Terrace looking toward Independence Hall
Barry Halkin/Halkin Photography

They also have a professional event space that we will be using for our Social Connections event on April 26 & 27.

Neighbourhood

The venue is located in the amazing Old City District

Old City is a historic neighborhood in Center City, Philadelphia, in the area near the Delaware River where William Penn and the Quakers first settled. To tourists, it is best known as the site of Independence Hall and its encompassing Independence National Historical ParkElfreth’s AlleyCarpenters’ Hall, the Betsy Ross House, and many of Philadelphia’s other historic sites.

The Old City District occupies several blocks between Front and Sixth Streets, bounded by Vine Street to the north and Walnut Street to the south.[3] The Philadelphia Almanac and Citizens’ Manual gives a larger set of boundaries to the Old City area, defined as the area within Spring Garden Street, 4th Street, the Delaware River, and Walnut Street. The Old City Redevelopment Area is bounded by Vine Street, the Delaware River, Lombard Street and 7th Street.[4]

The Old City Historic District was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1972. In 2003, it was added to the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places

Address

101 South Independence Mall East
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106-2517