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National Constitution Center

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Neighbourhood: City Center East
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Address: 525 Arch St, Independence Mall, Philadelphia, PA 19106-1595
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+1 215-409-6600
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09:30 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 09:30 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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The National Constitution Center is the first and only nonprofit,...

The National Constitution Center is the first and only nonprofit, nonpartisan institution devoted to the U.S. Constitution and its legacy of freedom. Located two blocks from Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell in Historic Philadelphia, the Center illuminates constitutional ideals and inspires active citizenship as a state-of-the-art museum, a civic education hub and a national town hall.

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A must-see for just about everyone

Educational and fascinating, this massive building takes a long time to explore, but it's definitely worth it. The experience begins with an original multi-media presentation in... read more

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Ocean City, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Educational and fascinating, this massive building takes a long time to explore, but it's definitely worth it. The experience begins with an original multi-media presentation in a large circular auditorium. Then you continue through a self-guided museum exhibit since the beginning of the nation that includes artifacts, explanations of historic events and video clips. All the important moments in the... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A very informative and timely presentation on the Constitution as well as lots of displays on our nation's history. In particular, we enjoyed the audio library of books that the writers of our Constitution read, the presentation on Jury Duty and lots of information on Civil Rights. History presented in a very interesting and interactive manner.

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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We hit this museum at the end of the afternoon on our first day in Philly. I was so sad that we didn't have more time to spend here. It is FANTASTIC. I wish we had gone with full tummies and with plenty of time to spend. The museum is interactive, informative and fun. It would be great for all... More 

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Bowmansville, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Husband and I went on Presidents Day so was very busy as we expected. Even wth all the people we could easily use the interactive displays. Be sure to take in the Kimmell Theater was pleasantly surprised by the experiance.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If it was in my power I would have every citizen and potential citizen spend some time visiting this site. You could not walk away will out being proud and knowledgeable of our country.

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Montgomery, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Be sure to go in the theater section and listen to the actor talk about the constitution, very impressive. The displays were interesting and informative. It looked liked children would enjoy the interactive displays also. I paid a couple of extra dollars and went to the prohibition exhibit and thought it was very worth the time and admission price.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent about three hours here! You can really dig into the background of the framers and their times and how the US Constitution has evolved over time. One really fascinating feature were short point/counterpoint debates about topics like whether the colonies should declare independence, whether states should secede from the US, and whether obscenity is protected by the first amendment.... More 

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Suffern, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I found the National Constitution Center to be SO interesting, and presented in a fun and diverse manner, which would appeal to a great age range. I learned so much! My son and I loved the room with all the statues! It makes it really come to life! The great room could be sensory overload; however once I made up... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm pretty poor at history and didn't know much about the American Revolution or the Constitution but came away from Philadelphia totally fascinated. This exhibition was a big part of that. There was more in here than I could digest but really enjoyed the brief audiovisual show at the beginning and then walking round the extensive displays which could be... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just go. The crash course in American history through the Constitution, Bill of Rights and subsequent amendments, is as deep or simple as you want to make it. The 360 degree film included in the ticket price, is the best introduction to what awaits outside in the circular hall that winds through time up until the end of the Obama... More 

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