A new immersive museum has opened in Philadelphia, loaded with high-tech interactive exhibits perfect for groups
Faith and Liberty Discovery Center on Independence Mall welcomed its first visitors in May 2021, offering exciting stories about America’s diverse history.
The center invites visitors to explore the relationship between faith and liberty in America from its founding through today by illuminating the influence of the Bible on several prominent people at key historical and personal moments. Glimpse colonial Philadelphia through exhibits focusing on American values that shaped our nation: faith, liberty, justice, hope, unity and love.
Learn how faith and the Bible influenced citizens struggling with social injustices like voting rights and slavery in the Struggling Towards Justice exhibition.
Groundbreaking technology at the center
The center employs groundbreaking technology to help visitors engage with stories through film, interactive media, imagery, artifacts, discussion and reflection. Visitors pick up a “Lamp” at the beginning of their journey which enables interaction and activates immersive elements throughout the galleries. Virtually walking the cobblestone streets of colonial Philadelphia, opening doors and listening in on conversations, and making tough decisions about important issues in our nation’s history are some of the experiences available in the galleries.
A museum of people and ideas
A diverse team of subject-matter experts, including top historians, religious experts and legal scholars from across the U.S. has guided the museum’s content and ensures its historical accuracy.
Each gallery is based on one of six common core values (found in the Charter of Privileges, Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, and in scripture): faith, liberty, justice, hope, unity, and love. The experience is personal and immersive, inviting visitors of all backgrounds to explore the role of faith in fostering core American values and to discover what those values mean for them personally.
This is not a museum of facts and artifacts; it is a museum of people and ideas and the struggle to build on common values. And this experience takes place in the city where these very ideas have kinetically interacted for centuries of American history. Guests experience history in a whole new light and find themselves in the American story.
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