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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.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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525 Arch St, Independence Mall, Philadelphia, PA 19106-1595
City Center East
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"signers hall"
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"interactive exhibits"
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"life size statues"
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"live performance"
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"multimedia presentation"
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"main exhibit"
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"founding fathers"
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"all ages"
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"second floor"
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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

and challenging and is to be safeguarded. But this museum takes the document of the U.S. Constitution and turns it an experience for everyone. You can test yourself on presidential facts, vote in a voting booth, review Supreme Court cases, take a selfie with one...More

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Reviewed 12 March 2018

What an excellent representation of Constitution! The heart of this museum is the interactive "We the People" section, which takes visitors through the framing of the Constitution and its meaning in our daily lives.We were here for about 2 hours--I easily could have spent twice...More

Thank Carol A
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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

We bought tickets on line which were a bit cheaper. Got there before noon on Sunday and they open at noon. The entire experience was excellent. You can spend several hours here to all day learning a lot about the making of the country and...More

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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Definitely put this on your list when you visit Philly. The show in the theatre - 'We the People' was very thought provoking. There is a lot to see here - some of the exhibits are difficult to read (lots of glare) and small print...More

Thank Susan1414
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Reviewed 21 February 2018

They have a theater which is where you should start to see the show. very well done and gives you the history. Then you walk around the exhibits. My favorite was Signers Hall. Replicas of the delegates who signed the constitiuion. Geroge Washington was really...More

Thank Karen E
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Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

Don't miss the constitution center when u visit Philly. The film on the first floor is a great start , followed by the tour of the second floor with signer's hall. Get up close and personal with the statues of some of our founding father....More

Thank laura p
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Reviewed 13 February 2018 via mobile

This is a great facility. The play at the beginning of the tour is great and gets you ready for the rest of the museum. There is loads to see and do! You can sign the declaration, read the oath, amongst lots of fun activities....More

Thank thomcarey
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Reviewed 12 February 2018

“We the People …” The inscription “We the People” is boldly engraved on the facade of the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. These are ominous words, and the Center provides many displays to bring them alive. During a recent visit I wondered about their origin...More

Thank Elisabeth B
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Reviewed 6 February 2018

The 18-minute presentation in the Kimmel Theater is something every American should see in their lifetime. The Signers Hall was also breathtaking.

Thank MamaCyn_13
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Reviewed 6 February 2018

It feels too much at first. Lots of touch screens and trivia. The fun comes at the expense of the serious. I would like more about the Reconstruction and the election controversy of 2000.

Thank James H
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The center is closed on Christmas day
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Hi! TYPE PRICE Adults $14.50 Seniors (age 65 and older) $13 College Students (with ID) $13 Youth (ages 6-18) $11 Children (ages 0-5) FREE Members FREE
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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
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