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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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This place is anything but boring, despite the name

As an Australian, I was not sure if I would really appreciate this place but I decided to give it a go. It was fascinating! There was an exhibit on Thomas Jefferson and the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

As an Australian, I was not sure if I would really appreciate this place but I decided to give it a go. It was fascinating! There was an exhibit on Thomas Jefferson and the slaves (and their ancestors) he had owned. Freedom Rising was an excellent multimedia production and I really enjoyed the life-size, bronze statues of the Founding Fathers.... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

Lots of interactive activities and history. Nice theatrical production. Really cool area with life-size statues of the founding fathers.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

In my humble opinion this place is great! I'm not American, I came to philly to study and I felt in love of this city! But every single time I enter to this building and I have the chance to watch the exhibition and see the tough journey of this great nation from the beginning to present and I understand... More 

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Williamstown
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Since they always have new exhibits I joined the museum and have been a member for two years. I don't know why (fundraising I assume) but I was eamiled an invitation from the museum for a special viewing of Creating Camelot: The Kennedy Photography of Jacque Lowe exhibit. Since I am a Kennedyfile I jumped at it and was very... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

What a great place to delve into the history of our republic. The building is beautiful and their is a coat room, so you can walk around comfortably. The production, Freedom Rising was informative and moving. After the production, you come out on the second floor to view the exhibits, some of which are interactive. Don't forget to take the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We visited the National Constitution Center to see Creating Camelot: The Kennedy Photography of Jacque Lowe exhibit. They are running a Winter sale with admission only $10 per adult and we expected to be there about an hour. Admission includes the presentation Freedom Rising, the interactive We the People exhibition and Signer's Hall. We enjoyed every bit of what we... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

I have lived in the area 5 years, take all my visitors here, and never tire of our history. The docents are fun & informative, the cobblestone streets amazing, and patriotism abounds.

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Wallingford, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

The multi media entrance gets you hooked at the very start of your trip. Lots of hands on for kids and history refreshers for adults. Special exhibits are always engaging, and cover known history events with new perspectives. Check Groupon for discount pricing

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Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I live near Philadelphia and have been to the National Constitution Center multiple times. Every time I go, I am moved by the live performance of Freedom Rising. To me, it is the best explanation of what our Constitution is all about that I have ever seen. The exhibits in the museum on each article and each amendment of the... More 

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Smithtown, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I spent a couple of hours here. There is a very dramatic live 20 minute show that was excellent and moving and you could spend an hour or two at the exhibits that surround the theater if you have an interest in the country's history and the law. There is also a feeling of pride looking at the historic documents... More 

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