Visit us At 5th and Market Streets on Independence Mall

Getting Here (Groups)

Directions to Bus Center



Bus parking info


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The Museum is centrally located in downtown Philadelphia, in the heart of the Historic District, on the corner of 5th and Market Streets.

For driving directions, parking, and public transportation, visit Map, Parking, and Directions


Passenger Drop-Off and Pick-Up

Buses may drop groups off directly outside the Museum's main entrance, on the south side of Market Street at the corner of 5th Street. The entrance is wheelchair-accessible.


Parking for motor coaches and other buses is available at the Callowhill Bus Center, located a few blocks away from the Museum. The Center contains air-conditioned waiting facilities for drivers, which feature bathrooms and showers, televisions, sleeping lounges, and vending machines.

For directions between the Museum and Callowhill Bus Center, click here.
      Contact Information
       Callowhill Bus Center
       114 Callowhill Street
       Philadelphia, PA 19123

       $20 All-day parking
       $30 Overnight parking
       Cash and credit cards accepted

      Hours of Operation
       The parking area is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. (Holiday exceptions may apply.)
       The cashier booth is open:
               Monday to Friday: 6:00am - 5:00pm
               Saturday and Sunday: 7:00am - 3:00pm


Groups - DiningBring Your Own
Groups bringing their own lunches must reserve a lunch room in advance. There is an additional fee. Please note: refrigeration is not available but we will be happy to store your lunches in your assigned lunchroom while your explore the Museum.

Museum Snack Bar
Located in the Museum Store, the Snack Bar offers coffee and tea, cold beverages, and small, kosher, packaged goods (granola bars, candy, yogurt, etc.). Seating is comfortable but limited; small groups only.

Off-Site Dining Ask Group Services about nearby dining options. 

Belvedere HotelThe Museum has partnered with various hotels in the vicinity to provide special discounts for NMAJH visitors.

For more information, visit Staying Overnight.




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Images (top to bottom):

Photograph of Hyman Friedman, and his sons Paul and Gene, in a seltzer delivery truck that Friedman purchased in 1919 to replace horse-drawn carriage the company had been using.
National Museum of American Jewish History 1990.86.1

Children's place mat with Hebrew names for food and anthropomorphic food characters, 1979.
National Museum of American Jewish History 1992.107.96   
Postcard from the Belvedere Hotel, Miami Beach, Florida
National Museum of American Jewish History 2006.1.5592
Peter H. Schweitzer Collection of Jewish Americana