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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

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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Brings the moment to life

I visited early on a Monday in Autumn, so I had the place to myself. It brings the moments in crafting and the life of the Constitution to life. A must see.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I am not sure why there is a no camera rule for half of the building, and the live show is not for everyone. I loved it, the hubby was offended that it was more about Civil rights, and current events rather than just the Founding Fathers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I visited early on a Monday in Autumn, so I had the place to myself. It brings the moments in crafting and the life of the Constitution to life. A must see.

Thank Ginger B
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is the very first point of the Constitution Walk in Philadelphia. While I didn't enter this building due to time constraint, it still looks great.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I am not sure how interesting they could make a center that focuses exclusively on the US Constitution. The visit started with a 20 minute (or so) audio-visual presentation on the history of the US Constitution that I thought was good. After that you are free to wander around. One of the rooms I found contained life-like statues of each... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I wasn't sure whether a building completely dedicated to the Constitution would be interesting, but, I was wrong! This place is great. It has interactive presentations, a wonderful set of displays using many media which talk about all the different areas of life affected by the constitution and the bronze figures are great fun.

Thank Isobel L
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

And I'm determined to go back when my grandson is about eight years old or so. It is so chock full of educational material and so inspiring one can't take it all in during a short visit. Please plan for an afternoon or all morning visit.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Also known as the 'We the People Museum' - it tells the story of the Declaration of Independence and Bill of Rights in many interesting and varied ways - including live presentations, films shows and tableaux.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nothing is left out as the history of our great nation is shown in pictures, exhibits and film. A MUST stop for you history buffs.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to the constitution thing in a group and it was paid for, luckily. Really, the whole god bless us stuff is rammed down your throat being an Australian, so as it turns out I seem to know a lot more about the US than most Yanks. Don't get me wrong, they've done a lot of good things at home... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Put simply, this is an excellent museum! They have a very patriotic presentation as well as a good interactive educational area about the constitution and various court cases that have changed our country as a whole. They also have an interesting exhibit about the government's impact on food. I only wish it was a little less expensive. I would definitely... More 

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