Museum is open to the public:

Wednesday 10am-5pm
Friday 10am-5pm
Satuday 11am-7pm
Sunday 11am-5pm

Location: 1834 E. Passyunk Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19148

Call to arrange group tours, private events

Call 215-334-8882 

Take a Step into History!
"I invite you to visit YOUR new museum"
                                                 Chairman & Curator Michael Bonasera


Begin your adventure by tracing the voyages of famous explorers, who discovered, charted, mapped and named the New World—America! 

Witness the contributions of lesser- known Founding Fathers.

Marvel at exceptional monuments built by Italian artisans.

Live the struggles of millions of immigrants from southern Italy & Sicily during the Great Arrival where peasants toiled to make a living.

See the new exhibit featuring South Philadelphia merchants. 

Discover stories of laborers, masons, pieceworkers, shoemakers, bartenders, tailors, leather cutters in sweatshops, importers, fruit vendors, and miners.

Visit an authentic Barber Shop of the early 60s. Meet the barber and ask for a shave or razor cut.

Discover your roots. Learn to search your ancestry at the Genealogy Center.

Never forget World War I & II, national service in Armed Forces and the War effort where nearly one million Italian Americans served.

And celebrate American Dreams Come True as Italian Americans are represented throughout U.S. society, Supreme Court, Sports, Show Business, Politics, Science, Art and Music.

The Museum also has a new home theatre currently featuring Italian Americans as well as an updated event space for catered private parties and a Language Lab where Italian Language Classes are taught to children and adults of all ages from Introductory to Advanced Skill Levels.

Thank you to all members and donors who support the Museum’s collections financially and through artifact donations. We rely on the generosity of donors to enhance our collection and assist us in meeting History of Italian Immigration Museum Vision: Celebrating Italian Roots and American Dreams! The Museum collects items that contribute to the narrative we tell about immigration, including travel, settlement, establishing homes and businesses, developing social and religious groups, and more. We accept artifacts of all types: jewelry, photographs, passports, tools and crafts from all time periods. Since Italian immigration is ongoing, both historic and contemporary artifacts are accepted.

Filitalia Foundation 501(c)3 is a private non-profit organization created in 1987 and The History of Italian Immigration Museum exists to preserve the tangible and intangible heritage of Italian Americans through stories that permiate all cultures. HIIM connects the Italian-American community with its cultural roots and shares that heritage with people of all backgrounds by engaging visitors in participatory and educational programming.
The Museum has more to offer than ever before. It is a great time to join, renew, give a gift of membership, refer a friend, business associate, or family member