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Review of National Constitution Center

National Constitution Center
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Philadelphia CityPass
Ranked #22 of 425 things to do in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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90 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2012

It is a great facility for a one time visit. Any more than that? No.

Visited December 2011
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Sewell, New Jersey
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9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Organized and Informational”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2012

I liked the costumed period guides/actors at the Center. They were in character with the time period of Colonial America. There was a musician that played period music. Artifacts that wew found by archeologists during the

Visited April 2012
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Ashburn, Virginia
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60 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Life size bronze statues, uplifting show, interesting info on U.S. Constitution”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 April 2012

This is a great stop on your tour of Center City Philadelphia, especially if you have an interest in U.S. history and the Constitution in particular. The bronze statues of the delegates who signed the Constitution are a sight to behold. They are life like and irrestable for picture taking. Kids and adults alike will enjoy studying George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Ben Franklin close up and personal.. The half hour show "Freedom Rising" will also appeal to adults and kids for its rousing salute to U.S. fortitude and ingenuity. Another area has an extensive number of exhibits that cover early U.S. History up to present day. Special Note to parents of elementary and middle schoolers -- take your child here *before* the exams hit and make them take notes -- their civics test grades should get a boost from it! The location of this attractively laid out building is near the Liberty Bell and other popular sights within the Independence Hall area. If you need a change of pace from the Franklin Institute, be sure to check out the National Constitution Center for a refresher on how the Constitution came to be and how it impacts near every facet of American life.

Visited April 2012
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Uncasville, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Great for history buffs!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2012

Costs $14.50/per adult to get in. Wish the lady we purchased our tickets from had explained the layout out better. You are supposed to wait and start on the first level with their show, The Story of We the People, which will then take you upstairs to the main exhibits. We started backwards at the Signer's Hall, where there are bronze statues of the men who were at the Constitution signing. Make sure to bring your camera to snap pictures!

Visited March 2012
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134 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2012

There's a lot of good information but over all it's a pretty short deal.

Visited April 2012
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