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National Constitution Center

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Neighborhood: City Center East
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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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Great place to see what makes America, America

This place was first on our places to visit (since we had to wait for our Independence Hall tour) and it turned out to be great! My friend and I found a lot of the interactive... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Riverside, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This place was first on our places to visit (since we had to wait for our Independence Hall tour) and it turned out to be great! My friend and I found a lot of the interactive stuff fun and exciting. Not to mention it was a beautiful building on the inside and outside. Great place to visit not only in... More 

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Greenfield, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Didn't know it was there - enjoyed the tour, video, definitely the signing of the Constitution and "meeting" the other signers. Kids loved the experience.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Seeing our nation's primary documents on full display in the city where they were penned is certainly a MUST do. I personally think admission should be free but I understand there is substantial cost in keeping the center well maintained and staffed.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We had a limited amount of time at the Constitution Center and the show took most of the time we had. The show was excellent, and the room of bronze statues depicting the constitutional convention was amazing. Our 9 and 7 year old daughters enjoyed it as well.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This place was awesome. Very interactive so children of all ages will love it. Lots to do and a lot to look at. They close at 5 so I recommend you go earlier in your day so you can take your time exploring. This was my first time back there since I was younger and I had a blast! This... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This was another stop on my families Historical Philadelphia Tour. They offer a AAA discount which will take $2.00 off the price of admission. When you purchase your ticket the price includes an extra days ticket. The price for an adult was $14.50 per ticket and the price for a child's ticket was $8.00 per ticket. With your ticket price... More 

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Lombard, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

This museum was on the small side and does not take more than an hour or a little more to tour. I was expecting more but the price was decent for what there was to do.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

To see MLK's huge image outside here is pandering to the local populous today. He had no role, obviously in the Constitution. The facility is impressive, but where is the tribute ot James Madison, The Father of the Constitution? What a terrible oversight!!!

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Brockton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We were able to view the original copy of the Bill of Rights that was sent to the states for ratification in 1789. To our surprise there was an exhibit entitled "Creating Camelot" featuring photography by the Kennedy's personal photographer, Jacques Lowe. There was also a first edition stone engraving of the Declaration of Independence and a copy of the... More 

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Milford, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Went to the museum the weekend of the historic Supreme Court marriage equality ruling. That made the Gay Rights Movement in America exhibit all that more moving. It was really well done. The museum overall is quite beautiful with views of Independence Hall from the huge windows. Constitution exhibit was fantastic - could have spent all afternoon in there! Would... More 

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Address: 525 Arch Street, Independence Mall, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Phone Number: 215-409-6600
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East

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