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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 America's Town Hall.

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Really gets you to appreciate being an American!

The museum is extremely well done, very informative and educational. I learnt a lot of information which I learnt many years ago in school but unfortunately forgot. I came out... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The museum is extremely well done, very informative and educational. I learnt a lot of information which I learnt many years ago in school but unfortunately forgot. I came out with a very clear understanding of the constitution and the early years of our country. My teenage son who unfortunately does not appreciate history or reading was bored so I... More 

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Springfield - Delaware County, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We totally enjoyed our visit arriving early and staying for several hours. You could easily spend a day here. The shows were well done and kept right up to date. We came away with a greater appreciation for all we have as Americans.

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Vero Beach, United States
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a "must do" if you're visiting Philly. The men immortalized lifesize in bronze were unbelievably wise to have formed this union from virtually nothing! Walk around and soak up the history. You won't be sorry.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited from Massachusetts. Very happy that we went to the NCC. A must see for all citizens...Excellent opening movie/performance and great exhibits. Many are interactive for kids. The hall of founders is great as well. Guides are informative. Dedicate about two hours..Maybe 3.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I enjoyed the play in the round and walking among the statues of our founders they look so real and u can pretend to give a speech. Great especially for families there is parking also.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the National Constitution Center with our family of 5, with three children ages 18, 15 and 11. The opening show is very interesting and engaging, a good length as well. It is set up in the circle with the inside of the circle filled with interactive displays that were enjoyed by all. Most of the educational information is... More 

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Excellent interactive museum. Staff were very helpful and I would highly recommend a visit to this museum as the pupils learnt a great detail about American history.

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Takes you through the entire history of the US as concerns the Constitution, how the Constitution affects our government, and how the social and political movements affect changes in the Constitution.

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Rockaway Park, New York
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We're American history buffs and love this place but I can understand some reviews regarding stoic exhibits (if history isn't that exciting to you) and relatively high price. We love the dozens and dozens of exhibits many of which are interactive. Statue room has life size statues of Constitution signers (Hamilton statue is the star here lately). On special occasions,... More 

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Bangor, Maine
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hard to list the different ways this museum uses to engage its visitors. You can learn to shake and shimmy doing the Charleston, peer over the shoulder of a life sized Franklin, get the facts straight dealing with the founding of the US, discover how having a public defender came into law. Did I tell you about the docents who... More 

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