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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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It's Where The Liberty Bell Is

There is often a very long line and you have to have ID for it but it's all about seeing the Liberty Bell. If you don't have the time just go to the very South end and you can... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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Flagler Beach, Florida
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

There is often a very long line and you have to have ID for it but it's all about seeing the Liberty Bell. If you don't have the time just go to the very South end and you can see it through the glass. The horse carriages are right near here and a nice thing to do also.

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Princeton, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

We added this at the last minute to places that we wanted to see and are really glad we did. The showing that you see first is so informative! really enjoyed the exhibits. make sure that you do the exhibit that was like Jeopardy. so much fun!

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Philadelphia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

Love visiting this museum, with or without my young niece and nephew in tow. (They were more interested once they'd started studying US history in school but found it fun prior to that.) Visit a replica library shelf of books from Jefferson, press a button the spines and learn a quick summary of the concepts borrowed to help put our... More 

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The Signer's Hall was amazing! The life sized statues of the signers were so lifelike, I found myself saying "excuse me" to one of them! And the staff members were so well informed they really added to the entire experience. Very well done!

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

There are tons of things to learn about the constitution and you could literally spend a great deal of time here. Interactive also. We also saw the Camelot photography exhibit which was extremely interesting.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

We just found this extremely sad and pitiful. As a privately run museum, it is not on par with the traditional Philadelphia attractions and museums. There s an introductory play but there wasn't anything special or different about it. I'm not sure what their target audience is and there seemed to be some school groups there but my 12 year... More 

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Elk Grove, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

If there's a better museum on the history of America, I'd like to see it, step by step guide to how the country was created and its history via a performance and modern audio and visual exhibits, plenty of touchy feely stuff for the kids. Best part of this is "signers hall" where you can stand with lifelike statues of... More 

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Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

I thing this museum is a must when visiting Philadelphia to explore the history of the United States. The narration in the movie was exceptional and a great opening to visiting the center. There are some great interactive exhibits for younger children. Plan to spend at least two hours.

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Tenafly, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The national constitution center's main attraction is a show describing the history that led to the creation of the constitution. If emphasizes the fact that the constitution was made by the people for the people and in that sense has a significant educational value in my opinion. I would recommend a visit to anyone with kids who are 10 years... More 

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Deptford, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

There's nothing to beat the 4th of July in Philadelphia. To start the day you must visit Constitution Center. Learn of our history, see dignitaries, hear the speeches, and feel American. Bathrooms available, Food, plenty. Transportation great.

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