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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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The Foundation of Our Democratic Republic

Convenient location in the historic area of Philadelphia. Spacious and informative display with good use of audio visual.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Convenient location in the historic area of Philadelphia. Spacious and informative display with good use of audio visual.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Enjoyed learning a lot about the presidents and other historical facts. Interactive exhibits were also interesting. Worthwhile for all.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This is not an historic site like all the ones around it, dating from the american revolution. It is instead a celebration of tht unique writing, the Constitution of the United States. This is the very first Constitution in the world, followed a few years later by the French constitution. The presentation on the Imax theater will leave uou breathless..

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Toledo, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

This is a nice museum dedicated to the Constitution and U.S. History. There is a nice 30 minute show in a theater with great seating. Second floor has cool display of life size bronze statues of signers of the constitution. You can walk around these statues and take pictures. The Bill of Rights is located here and is on display.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Saw the Bill of Rights!! Don't miss visiting the "Signing Room" upstairs. It is almost surreal as you stand among the life-size bronze sculptures of the signers. You feel as if you are there at the time, in the room with them.

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Binghamton, New York
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This is a very unorganized and distracting exhibit. There are way too many things to look at and many don't relate to the document. There are "game show" set ups so you can vote in a mock election. If the goal of this center is to teach the public about the obstacles the framers faced in forming a government, the... More 

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Prince George, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I was not expecting to spend much time here. After all, we d seen the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. Boy was I wrong. Really enjoyed learning about our Constitution. Worth the money--military, ask for your discount.

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Wescosville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

This relatively new museum dedicated to one of the founding documents of the USA 's history is well done. The staff is wonderful and they go out their way to help you and make sure you have a great experience. You start with a very unique live actor performance in the theater doing Freedom Rising. You then exit onto the... More 

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Flagler Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

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

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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