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Depart Rittenhouse Claridge for a Day of American History at Democracy at the National Liberty Museum

October 17, 2013

If you're in the mood to leave Rittenhouse Claridge and play tourist for the day, include the National Liberty Museum in your itinerary. Become entrenched in the story of our country's democracy as you explore exhibits intended to spotlight both the strength and fragility of the United States.

Learn about the people and events that led to our freedom through 78 exhibits (many interactive) and 179 works of contemporary art housed within eight galleries. One such gallery tells the story of our country's immigrants, giving insight into the reasons why they departed their homeland in favor of a new life in America. More than 100 glass art sculptures are exhibited throughout the museum, including the Flame of Liberty, an impressive 20-foot glass sculpture created by revered artist Dale Chihuly.

The National Liberty Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesdays through Saturdays, and 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sundays.  From Memorial Day through Labor Day, the museum is open seven days a week.

National Liberty Museum
321 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19195
(215) 925-2800