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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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An Interesting Window Into History

It was time to visit the Constitution Center, an attraction I have wanted to see for a long time. I was not disappointed. The exhibits were interesting and time was spent... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Wayne, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

It was time to visit the Constitution Center, an attraction I have wanted to see for a long time. I was not disappointed. The exhibits were interesting and time was spent examining many of the artifacts and pictures from this important time in history. Don't forget to visit the signer's hall - a great opportunity for picture taking!

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Concord, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

One of the most powerful three-word phrases, in my opinion, is “We, the People.” The concept of an everyday man being influential in a successful society is empowering. Maybe I am a blue-collar worker, maybe I am the CEO of a big company, maybe I am a student, maybe I am a homemaker, maybe I am homeless, maybe I am... More 

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Portland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I have been to the National Constitution Center a few times. Each time it is inspiring. The information about our constitutional history and how it came to be, is great. The interactive presentation, with an actor as narrator was so enjoyable. Check to see if Signer's Hall is open, it was closed when I was last there.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

I'm sure some people will really like this place. Personally, I found it over the top and pretty self aggrandizing. Given how many amazing historical things there are to do in Philadelphia, I wouldn't make this a priority on a visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

I am not a fan. It focused more on slavery than on the history of all of America. The staff were unhelpful, and it was pretty expensive. Not recommended.

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York, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

There is so much to do here, including special exhibits. We spent a couple of hours and didn't see everything we wanted. Would recommend visiting on multiple days to be able to take it all in. Received great information from some of the staff - especially in the room with one of the copies of the Bill of Rights.

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

For a museum dedicated to the Constitution, this is a nice museum. We were lucky because we have a membership at a reciprocal museum that got us free admission. If not, the price is quite steep for the museum, but it's worth a visit once.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Terrific museum, great lay out, lots of different approaches,,video, film, interactive presentations, rousing speeches, legislative detail. If you can avoid the school groups, this is a great place to visit to see the evolution of the U.S. Constitution.

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Kinston, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

First, the ticket seller was poor. My family interrupted the young lady and forced her to pause while she was texting a friend. When we went there last year, the hall of presidents was closed due to remodeling. This year, the line was long on the first try so we came back early the next day. Funny that the lobby... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This museum was a perfect for our company's award ceremony. About 300 attended escorted by bus loads. We were greeted by a spirited "Ben Franklin" who was dressed appropriately for our prestigious event. We were directed to the main exhibit/ presentation that really gave as an inspiring insight into our American Constitutional History. Had hors d'oeuvres and open bar outside... More 

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Address: 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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