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National Constitution Center

525 Arch St, Independence Mall, Philadelphia, PA 19106-1595
+1 215-409-6600
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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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Hours Today: 09:30 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
525 Arch St, Independence Mall, Philadelphia, PA 19106-1595
City Center East
+1 215-409-6600
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For us, it was a refreshing review of all we had learned through the years about the forming of our Constitution. We thoroughly enjoyed the exhibits and the documents kept there. The only downside was unruly kids on a field trip. Even the staff couldn't...More

Thank JustPeachy4576
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved the interactive exhibit on Prohibition and the wonderful Kimmel cinema hall! Both were engaging and not overbearing - very well done! Even my sullen teenager enjoyed himself!

Thank CountessChloe
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you love history, you will enjoy all of the artifacts and engaging exhibits. I overheard an employee tell a family to wait 10 minutes because at 4pm tickets drop to $5. By no means do I recommend just an hour visit, but if you...More

Thank Travelinklan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I strongly suggest one try to find a time to go without hundreds of school age children in attendance.

Thank Pepper49
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing how a dry subject like the making of a constitution can be made interesting by good and interactive curation.

Thank MakRempitKodok
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had about 3-3.5 hours to dedicate to my first visit here. I could have spent another couple of hours. I visited Philadelphia a few years ago and saw the center but wasn't able to visit that time as I had younger children along who...More

Thank Rick F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Be sure to get your tickets online before you go so you won't be shut out. Great time for the family, even for those who are historically challenged because of the interactive displays.

Thank jim m
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is a small cost to get into the National Constitution Center--but it is worth it. The 25 minute show on the Constitution (its history and relevance to our history and future) is dramatic, live, extremely well-done and engaging for the whole family. Another part...More

Thank Chuck C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was so much fun. Not just the 1st Constitutional Congress happened in Philly, but the Constitutional Convention as well. You can learn so much about the history of our country here and test your knowledge. Highly recommend.

Thank travelguy51_9
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The visit begins with a short show with a live narrator about the genesis of the US Constitution. Then you go into an upstairs space with a variety of interactive (and inactive) displays about the ratification of the Constitution and each branch of government. You...More

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Margie S
Hello, want to know how to maximize everything to tour within approx 2 1/2 days. Traveling with 3 boys 8,11,13. Is it possible to see all this within the time frame. Independence hall National const center Liberty bell center Independence nat hall park City hall (interior and or tower) congress hall Ben franklin museum Betsy ross house us mint Any advice feedback welcome
19 April 2017|
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Response from tutter2 | Reviewed this property |
You can likely get all this in during your 2 1/2 days, but might be pressed depending upon when you visit. weekends in summer can get crowded with lines to certain venues. fortunately, most all of these are pretty close... More
Noel B
I am thinking of trying to fit this in with The Franklin Institute and the Philly magic gardens (all in one day) since we are only going to be there for a couple of days....is this a reasonable timeline?
22 May 2016|
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Response from Hickoryview | Reviewed this property |
Yes. You will wan to set aside about 2 hours for this at least. It is right across the street from the US Mint and Liberty Bell and 1 block away from Independence Hall. This was the best of the tours. So I would recommend... More
Diane M
Where did you book the tour? We are visiting Philadelphia for 3 days in March.
13 February 2016|
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Response from Jonathan W | Reviewed this property |
Just turn up. No need to book in advance.