National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA - The National Liberty Museum is located in the heart of Philadelphia's historic district. The museum's mission is to inspire civic responsibility, good character, and respect for all people. The museum offers exhibitions that breed thought and emotion throughout its four floors.

The exhibits tell the story of the European colonists who made the Americas their home. The stories of the people who fought for this freedom are woven into the museum's audiovisual stories.

The museum's main exhibition space is filled with art pieces, including a 21-foot Dale Chihuly work. The museum's Voyage to Liberty gallery celebrates the journey of American freedom through art. Visitors can explore exhibits about Anne Frank, Nelson Mandela, and Ho Feng Shan, a Chinese Schindler who forged thousands of passports for Jewish people. In addition, the museum hosts various community events, including workshops and art exhibits.

Among the museum's attractions is the Flame of Liberty sculpture, which extends from the second floor to the gift shop. The museum offers guided tours, and Christine was a great guide, sharing historical details and anecdotes from previous visitors. Another unusual exhibit at the museum is the Jelly Bean People, elementary-school-style characters with backward heads. If you're looking for some fun, the museum's Jelly Bean People is a fun way to spend an afternoon.