National Constitution Center

National Constitution Center

National Constitution Center
4.5
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
The National Constitution Center brings together people of all ages and perspectives, across America and around the world, to learn about, debate, and celebrate the greatest vision of human freedom in history, the U.S. Constitution. Located two blocks from Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell in Historic Philadelphia, visitors can experience America’s founding documents up close, immerse themselves in exhibits like The 19th Amendment: How Women Won the Vote and the iconic Signers’ Hall, and be inspired by the live theatrical production Freedom Rising.
Suggested duration
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The area
Address
Neighbourhood: City Center East
How to get there
  • Franklin Square • 2 min walk
  • Chinatown • 5 min walk
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  • NapiliR
    Tampa, Florida274 contributions
    Worthwhile unless you already know a lot about US Constitutional history
    Frankly, I don't know how to rate this. As an historian with a specialization in US Constitutional History, I learned nothing new at this museum. However, the docents were outstanding. Knowledgeable, friendly, helpful. The introductory live performance was moving. The signers hall was quite interesting, and the view of Independence Hall from the second floor window was awe inspiring. I think most people would find this interesting.
    Visited January 2023
    Written January 25, 2023
  • Kathryn Z
    2 contributions
    Staff were exceptional
    The entire staff was helpful. They voluntarily assisted us in being sure we missed nothing. The open layout of the Constitution Ctr. allowed each visitor to walk at their own pace. The presentation of the development, application, issues, and updates to the Constitution was exceptional.
    Visited March 2022
    Travelled with friends
    Written February 8, 2023
  • Elizabeth M
    119 contributions
    Must See Museum
    I cannot say enough about this amazing museum. Be sure to start your visit with the live presentation/overview in the theater. The presenter was nothing short of AMAZING. I was moved to tears and just felt proud to be part of such a unique experiment in governance, flawed though it may be. The exhibits outside were informational and interactive. (I now have a video of myself being sworn in as president of the United States!) There is a Signers' Hall which has 42 life-sized bronze statues of the founding fathers. It was amazing to move through the room and feel a part of such a monumental time in history.
    Visited April 2023
    Written April 1, 2023
  • Craig A
    288 contributions
    LOVED IT!
    I was a history teacher so don't hold that against me, but even if I wasn't this place was awesome! We spent about 2 hour here. The museum is great and there is so much to take in. I don't think you'd be disappointed here. There are so many other historical things to see in this tiny little area that you just can't go wrong.
    Visited May 2023
    Written May 15, 2023
  • Kd_chocolate
    Alexandria, Virginia40 contributions
    Nice museum
    My kids (16 and 11) and I enjoyed this museum. We went as soon as they opened on a weekday and thoroughly enjoyed the Freedom Rising presentation that's scheduled every quarter past the hour. The Sidney Kimmel Theatre was very nicely setup in a round fashion and the presenter was excellent also. We also enjoyed the voting booths and being sworn in and we had to go see the flag of the state we live in and the state I'm originally from along with when they were established. And we almost missed the George Bush Gallery with all of the statues...a great photo opportunity.
    Visited June 2023
    Written June 24, 2023
  • Oliver A
    Leeds, United Kingdom184 contributions
    Fun, interactive museum with a lot to offer
    This museum really surprised me. The live performance is brilliant and a great way to start the experience. The volunteers and staff are very knowledgeable. Not to mention really friendly and approachable too! There's a lot to take in here with lots of interactive fixtures to engage with throughout each exhibition. Definitely give yourself at least 2 hours to see and do everything.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written September 15, 2023
  • Charlotte F
    Edgewater, Maryland6 contributions
    Wow! Informative, interesting--no make that fascinating--SO WORTHWHILE
    What an amazing way to get to know our Constitution. Seemingly dry topics were made fascinating. Greatest strength was how each topic was imbued with context of the time period, the history, the society and societal issues.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written November 11, 2023
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Charlotte F
Edgewater, MD6 contributions
Nov. 2023 • Solo
What an amazing way to get to know our Constitution. Seemingly dry topics were made fascinating. Greatest strength was how each topic was imbued with context of the time period, the history, the society and societal issues.
Written November 11, 2023
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Nicole H
4 contributions
Oct. 2023 • Family
This museum was a disappointment. While the technology heavily influenced the displays, it was not as meaningful. We were traveling as a family of four with our 16 and 13 year old. Both kids felt the same way. The best part of the museum was the bronze statues and the Civil War section. The many volunteers were all so kind and eager to make your visit meaningful. I would also recommend calling to find out if the museum was hosting large groups. There were 250 rowdy children when we were there and it was hard to even think at times. Knowing they had this group, why would their system sell us tickets for the same time? It cost $68 for our family to attend. Definitely not worth the money.
Written October 28, 2023
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Laura S
15 contributions
Oct. 2023 • Couples
We loved the complete picture of the founding of our country. The room of statues was very cool to walk in and imagine.
Written October 11, 2023
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Oliver A
Leeds, UK184 contributions
Sep. 2023 • Friends
This museum really surprised me. The live performance is brilliant and a great way to start the experience. The volunteers and staff are very knowledgeable. Not to mention really friendly and approachable too!

There's a lot to take in here with lots of interactive fixtures to engage with throughout each exhibition. Definitely give yourself at least 2 hours to see and do everything.
Written September 15, 2023
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Jonathan R
4 contributions
Jul. 2023
The presentation "Freedom Rising" was stirring. I loved it. The main exhibits were terrific, but construction ends the history around the 1940s. My 14 y.o. daughter enjoyed it a lot. The "Can you vote yet" sections--showing how voting was limited to white men with property for much of US history--were very impactful. The big representations of the three branches of government were great. I would have liked to have spent more time reviewing Supreme Court decisions--they were great.
Written July 26, 2023
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S T
4 contributions
Jun. 2023 • Family
Great museum. The show in the lower theater was great. I recommend going early because it gets crowded with youth groups later in the day.
Written July 7, 2023
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CarlKHawaiiNei
San Jose, CA382 contributions
Jul. 2023 • Couples
An amazing educational space that everyone should visit. It is free of charge on July 4th, the day we visited. Very well put together. Every American should make it through the excellent resources in this area -- the National Constitution Center, the Liberty Bell Center, Independence Hall, Christ Church. This is where the Great Experiment was birthed, an area so rich in history.
Written July 6, 2023
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Kd_chocolate
Alexandria, VA40 contributions
Jun. 2023
My kids (16 and 11) and I enjoyed this museum. We went as soon as they opened on a weekday and thoroughly enjoyed the Freedom Rising presentation that's scheduled every quarter past the hour. The Sidney Kimmel Theatre was very nicely setup in a round fashion and the presenter was excellent also. We also enjoyed the voting booths and being sworn in and we had to go see the flag of the state we live in and the state I'm originally from along with when they were established. And we almost missed the George Bush Gallery with all of the statues...a great photo opportunity.
Written June 24, 2023
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Craig A
Wisconsin288 contributions
May 2023
I was a history teacher so don't hold that against me, but even if I wasn't this place was awesome! We spent about 2 hour here. The museum is great and there is so much to take in. I don't think you'd be disappointed here. There are so many other historical things to see in this tiny little area that you just can't go wrong.
Written May 15, 2023
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Susan S
Wilmington, DE16 contributions
Apr. 2023 • Friends
Everyone should spend time at the Constitution Center! We take our government so for granted, and it's inspiring to be reminded of what it took to establish this democracy. The introduction performance makes the heart beat faster and the exhibits following made me wish I had the full day to read all the material. Good interactive models as well.
Written May 3, 2023
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