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If you're interested in Israel's military history, don't miss the Palmach Museum. Located just a short walk from the Eretz Israel Museum, this compact facility walks visitors through the origins of the Palmach, an elite part of the Hagana paramilitary organization. The Hagana was established in 1920 by the Jewish community and the Zionist Movement. The Palmach (the Hagana's strike force) was founded in 1941 to help protect the region from Nazi invasion. After World War II, the Palmach helped bring thousands of refugees and Holocaust survivors to the country. A guided tour of this museum leads you through three-dimensional exhibits that depict scenes from the Palmach's history. After the tour – which lasts approximately 90 minutes – you have the opportunity to converse with former members of the organization.
Previous visitors said this is the perfect place to start a trip to Israel and will appeal to travelers of all ages. They were also quick to praise the museum's unique layout and presentation of history.
The Palmach Museum sits in the north section of the city and can be reached via bus Nos. 24 and 271. Doors open at 9 a.m. every day but Saturday; closing times vary depending on the day. Tours can include up to 25 people, but you must reserve a spot in advance. Admission costs 30 Israeli shekels (around $8.50) for adults and 20 Israeli shekels (around $5.75) for children; you must pay in cash and bring a photo ID to enter. For more information, visit the Palmach Museum's website.
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