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National Constitution Center

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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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Educational and Entertaining

Located in Philadelphia historic district. Excellent guides, hands-on exhibits, educational theater presentation (about 15 minutes). Restrooms easily available, and plenty of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

Located in Philadelphia historic district. Excellent guides, hands-on exhibits, educational theater presentation (about 15 minutes). Restrooms easily available, and plenty of benches for resting. Spent four hours there with a ten year old and an eight year old. Both enjoyed, and they learned some history.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Return girl temporary shows. We enjoyed one on creating the Kennedy image. Also there was a great one on LGBT rights.

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New Berlin, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Very educational and it was great to see an actual copy of the Bill of Rights - a great place to share history

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Very well done. Good life shw bringing you back to the American constitution and the independence history. Bill of Rights displayed.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Had a nighttime event here when in Philadelphia on business and really enjoyed walking around and looking at the vast exhibits. Especially enjoyed the Hall of Signers - thought it was really cool. They are all as close to their accurate size as possible, so it's pretty neat to walk amongst them. They have a presidents podium, too, which is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Originally we wanted to see a copy of the Constitution but were rewarded with both a view of JFK's Camelot to a statue filled room where you could be a signer to the Constitution. Take the time to view the presentation and then walk slowly through the exhibits on the second floor including the photo op of your picture with... More 

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Smithtown, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Such a great way to get a history lesson on the Constitution ans the Bill of Rights. Must see for history buffs!

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San Jose, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

A very good museum of our Constitution and the history behind it. The Fredom Rising presentation was awesome--don't skip it!!

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San Clemente, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We were able to view the one man multi media show that lasts about 15 minutes and it was well worth it. It gave an overview of "We The People" and how that has been viewed throughout the years. There is a fee to get in but all the hands on exhibits are well done and great for enlightening children... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The interactive portion of the museum is well done, so I do understand the need to charge admission, what I can't understand is why you can not take photos!?! We spent close to fifty dollars for a family entrance fee, I should be able to take a few snap shots of my kid faux-voting! There couldn't have been more than... More 

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