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National Constitution Center

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Neighborhood: City Center East
History museums, Specialty museums, Museums
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Address: 525 Arch Street, Independence Mall, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone Number: 215-409-6600
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: 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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Could Have Spent All Day Here

We visited the National Constitution Center to see Creating Camelot: The Kennedy Photography of Jacque Lowe exhibit. They are running a Winter sale with admission only $10 per... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Tampa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

We visited the National Constitution Center to see Creating Camelot: The Kennedy Photography of Jacque Lowe exhibit. They are running a Winter sale with admission only $10 per adult and we expected to be there about an hour. Admission includes the presentation Freedom Rising, the interactive We the People exhibition and Signer's Hall. We enjoyed every bit of what we... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I have lived in the area 5 years, take all my visitors here, and never tire of our history. The docents are fun & informative, the cobblestone streets amazing, and patriotism abounds.

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Wallingford, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

The multi media entrance gets you hooked at the very start of your trip. Lots of hands on for kids and history refreshers for adults. Special exhibits are always engaging, and cover known history events with new perspectives. Check Groupon for discount pricing

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Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
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63 reviews 63 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I live near Philadelphia and have been to the National Constitution Center multiple times. Every time I go, I am moved by the live performance of Freedom Rising. To me, it is the best explanation of what our Constitution is all about that I have ever seen. The exhibits in the museum on each article and each amendment of the... More 

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Smithtown, New York
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I spent a couple of hours here. There is a very dramatic live 20 minute show that was excellent and moving and you could spend an hour or two at the exhibits that surround the theater if you have an interest in the country's history and the law. There is also a feeling of pride looking at the historic documents... More 

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Warminster, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

This has various exhibits and activities for all ages. Loved the hall where you can mingle with 42 life-sized bronze statues, our Founding Fathers. You can actually sign the Constitution!

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Milford, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015 via mobile

This attraction is wonderful. The "movie" was fantastic, impactful and rich with emotion. Inexpensive and worth the visit. It was not over run with kids and kept us entertained. Across the courtyard is the Visitors center and Liberty Bell. We went in January and admission was discounted.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

When friends or family come to town we usually stop at the National Constitution Center. Even after 4 visits I still enjoy the exhibits and playing with all of the different features. It's a great place for any history buff or politics nerd!

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Hinsdale, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We visited this museum last month (January 2105). We were two of 8 people in the theatre! I don't know if visitors are familiar with this museum but it was one of the finest we have visited. The live actor giving the introduction program was excellent! I have never had that experience! The history of the Constitution is in a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Being an Englishman in the birth place of modern America, I had the joy of being taken here by an Australian. In his words "everyone in America should visit this place". I have to agree. You are treated to a lesson of where you came from and the ideas behind the laws. Yes I wanted to visit the steps where... More 

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