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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
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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
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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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Excellent museum

excellent way to learn about our constitution and the times throughout our history when the constitution came into play. Excellent film/presentation--made you feel very... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 August 2015
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

excellent way to learn about our constitution and the times throughout our history when the constitution came into play. Excellent film/presentation--made you feel very patriotic. The Hall of Signers was also fun to see and stand next to the life size replica of the signers. Good way to learn about the history of our government and its workings

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Lombard, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2015 via mobile

I attended a private function in the evening here. The place seemed really great. I saw the hall with the signers statues which was very cool. Also the Bill of Rights hall. All very nice. Seems like a great place to take kids.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2015

We had not planned on visiting the National Constitution Center as we had very limited time in Philly and had visited the National Archives in DC a few years back. I'm so glad we ended up going on a whim. It is truly one of the best museums I've ever been to! The docents were extremely knowledgable and spent a... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2015

Whether you are a local or a visitor, if you have time couple hours to spare, and want to learn some US history, then try to visit the National Constitution Center in downtown Philadelphia. This meseum is located in the heart of historic Philadelphia near the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, as well as other historic sites that's well worth visit.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2015

This was included in the Philadelphia pass. It was also a last minute decision to go to and it was after 4 pm when we got there (they close at 5pm). It was really cool to see life size statues of the signers of the Constitution and the dissenters . Seeing the actual copy was amazing. My 9 year old... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2015

Must see the presentation in the Kmmel Theater. Very worth a visit to learn about our country origins.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2015

definitely the best museum we visited in Philadelphia. My 16 yr old son did not want to go in and I could not get him out. We did not see everything we wanted to in 90 minutes. Well worth the price of admission.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2015 via mobile

You start of with a dramatic show about the Constitution that lasts about 10 minutes. Then you can walk around and see some interactive displays for a 1/2 hour or so. The most interesting one was the metal statutes of all the delegates to the constitutional talks. Good photo opportunity. Then, you get to see the document itself.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2015

My wife and I walked in spent and about five minutes there and decided to go some place that was more meaningful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2015

Great interactive exhibits showing the history of the constitution and how its been applied up to current day. Make sure and do the "Voting booths" to compare presidents from today and yesterday. Only takes 90 minutes - 2 hours.

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