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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

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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A moment in history.

My mother 70, myself 50 and my grandson 10 years visited this museum as we had planned to on our Philadelphia itinerary this past August. We were very impressed with the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My mother 70, myself 50 and my grandson 10 years visited this museum as we had planned to on our Philadelphia itinerary this past August. We were very impressed with the constitution hall historical figures, the viewing of the "real" Bill of Rights, and the JFK Camelot (limited time), display it was great for all of are generational ages. The... More 

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Warrington, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have visited here several times over the years. My first visit was as a chaperon on a middle school field trip- possibly the world's toughest crowd to please. And they loved it. Every time I have been there, I am surprised at how interesting it is. My last trip was with my 3 adult children on New Years Eve-... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour guide really took us back in time explaining the history of this city and how our Constitution was structured. You don't have to be a history buff to enjoy this tour...and you can look around at your leisure afterwards. There's just so much to see.

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Arlington Heights, IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The highlight of this museum for us was the room filled with painstakingly accurate life-sized bronze statues of the attendees of the Constitutional Convention. You have a chance to walk amongst the (mostly) short little dandified men and feel like you are very well-fed and tall. My husband is 6 feet 4 inches tall and towered over all of them,... More 

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Mountain View, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I would highly recommend this for history lovers, specially, who are interested into how the US constitution and current federal structure of power came into being.

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Edinburg, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good museum to wander through with interactive exhibits. Adults and teenagers in our group enjoyed this. For small children I would recommend The Franklin Institute and the Adventure Aquarium

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Utica, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Informative and friendly staff. Interesting if you are interested in history. If not interested in history it can be a dull experience. Self-guided so you can stay as long or as little as you want. Biggest downfall was they do not allow photography in the exhibits - understandable due to flash harming documents - but at least allow non-flash photography.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We live nearby and wanted to see what had been built to display where America started. Funny but years ago to go into the sites it was FREE, now you must pay to see the attractions as well as the buildings. That is a sin. This country was founded (supposedly) on freedom, paying to see what public tax dollars help... More 

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Cinnaminson, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the premier destinations in the city, this place is fantastic. Having been there many times in the past, it never fails to impress. The exhibits change all the time (The Bruce Springsteen one was the best), to public speaking sessions, the hall has something for everyone at almost every age. If you are a fan of history, this... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you have a strong interest to learn a little bit about each of the amendments in a somewhat superficial (and rather politically-correct) way while walking in a big circle, this is the place for you. If you were hoping to learn about the amazing history of how the founders of our nation argued and debated amongst each other for... More 

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