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National Constitution Center

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Address: 525 Arch St, Independence Mall, Philadelphia, PA 19106-1595
Phone Number:
+1 215-409-6600
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

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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Great for History Buffs

We had an event held at this location, so we were allowed to view the exhibits. Interesting information for someone who loves history. Not an art lover type of museum.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had an event held at this location, so we were allowed to view the exhibits. Interesting information for someone who loves history. Not an art lover type of museum.

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Spartanburg, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A collection of entertaining and educational exhibits, displays and shows. Philadelphia is, by and large, the place where the USA started - and this is one of the go-to stops for visitors.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Our family so enjoyed the constitution center! The freedom rising is a perfect start and then we took our time to enjoy the interactive exhibits! Also did a business event at this venue which was fun too!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I visited the National Constitution Center in August 2016 (somehow I forgot to write a review of it). It is a fantastic place and definitely worth a couple of hours. There was a special exhibit on presidential campaigns and elections. The separate exhibit on the powers of the president was very interesting. And on the second floor there were many... More 

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Lansdowne, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Be prepared to stand for a while while passing though this historic site that houses the Liberty Bell. There is always a line, about 30 minutes long.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This was one of several places we decided to spend some time before heading back home in North Jersey. The place was clean and inviting as we entered we were amazed by all the state flags upstairs. Then as we wandered through the place so many things to interact with and not enough time in the day. We ended up... More 

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Jenkintown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Extremely interactive museum that gives you more information than you can handle. The Freedom Rising show at the beginning is extremely moving.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We went here because we thought it would be a great education for the kids, but I was surprisingly moved myself. There is a show in the theatre that actually brought me to tears. The exhibits are great such that all the people in our family were engaged. Very hands on for the kids and educational for everyone. I highly... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an excellent Centre. A great initial live theatre presentation followed by exhibits on the constitution, its development and meaning today. Lots of reading but also lots of hands on activities. The kids loved the election booths and the jeopardy style quiz. The statue room if the signers of the Constitution was also a big hit. Finally we had to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There was a long queue and by the time our turn came, they restricted our tour only to the ground floor, to the main halls. The guided tour was brilliant and it seemed as we traveled back in time, when the constitution was being made! A great experience and a must-do activity while in the US.


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