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National Constitution Center

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Address: 525 Arch St, Independence Mall, Philadelphia, PA 19106-1595
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+1 215-409-6600
12:00 - 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 America's Town Hall.

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Pricey but Interesting

Two adults and three children costs us $75. The kids (10,8,6) loved the Prohibition exhibit (worth the extra money). Very good hands on, interactive museum that will keep you and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Danbury, Connecticut
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Danbury, Connecticut
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Two adults and three children costs us $75. The kids (10,8,6) loved the Prohibition exhibit (worth the extra money). Very good hands on, interactive museum that will keep you and your kids interested.

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Southbury, Connecticut, United States
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first time, and I recommend this center more than the Liberty Bell. The introductory talk and projections on the floor of circular gallery were excellent. The interactive exhibits on the circular hall are all designed with a lot of thought and artistry. One learns a lot about our history and governance. You can easily spend a day... More 

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Wantagh, New York
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you like history you will like this museum. We saw life sized statues of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, a great movie, the Bill of Rights and one of the original copies of the US Constitution. There was also a gift shop and a place to eat. Show your AAA card and save on admission.

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recently took friends to the National Constitution Center. We went to the Prohibition Exhibit as well. It was extremely interesting with a lot of interactive venues. Saw the live review and the Hall of the Presidents. All in all a great time and often times spellbinding. I recommend this to all who might be visiting historic Philadelphia.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Super venue and loved the show in the circular room. A very clever mix of video and live presentation.

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West Mifflin, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What an incredible museum. It's Interactive, the displays are informative & interesting, and the staff is so knowledgeable and friendly. Seeing the ORIGINAL constitution was unforgettable ! A must see for all ages ! And The museum wasn't crowded at all - a huge plus. The Al Capone display is so fun & I so highly recommend checking it out... More 

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San Diego, California
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is a short museum that focuses on the US Constitution and its role in shaping our nations history. There are a few special exhibits that roll in and out. Overall it's a pretty high-quality museum. It seems to be a place that school groups often come, so just be prepared to alter your visit to avoid the School groups... More 

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Fort Lee, New Jersey
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great place for all history lovers. Interactive exhibits, everything is hands on, well designed lesson in American constitution. Excellent for school and youth groups. Can take an oath of office or try on Supreme Court robes or match up different presidents in a vote. The history of amendments is interesting to trace. There are not too many actual artifacts, but... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

This is a wonderful place to delve deep into the history of our great nation. I happen to love the romantic story of our birth, so this a great place to immerse yourself. For those who have children or want to learn more, this is a great experience and fun way to learn about our history. Be sure to visit... More 

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Ocean City, Maryland
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Reviewed 24 March 2017

Educational and fascinating, this massive building takes a long time to explore, but it's definitely worth it. The experience begins with an original multi-media presentation in a large circular auditorium. Then you continue through a self-guided museum exhibit since the beginning of the nation that includes artifacts, explanations of historic events and video clips. All the important moments in the... More 

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