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National Constitution Center

525 Arch Street, Independence Mall, Philadelphia, PA 19106 (City Center East)
215-409-6600
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As featured in 3 days in Philadelphia
Ranked #25 of 284 attractions in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The National Constitution Center is the first and only nonprofit, nonpartisan institution devoted to the U.S. Constitution and its legacy of freedom.... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Garner, NC
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

We were here for a private function, but I really enjoyed the drama/video production. I like the extensive offerings in the gift shop, also.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Starting with "We the People". This experience is nothing but an attempt to influence the political future of this country by highlighting someone's personal agenda. Not much about the actual constitution. More about what certain groups want the constitution to be. Very disappointing.

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Buckley
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68 reviews 68 reviews
15 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

My only regret was not allowing sufficient time to really enjoy the National Constitution Center. We decided to visit Independence Hall, Liberty Bell, and Nat'l Constitution Center all on the same day since they were located so close together. We saved Constitution Center for last and because we were already running out of steam, didn't spend as much time there... More

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Canton, Ohio
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We ended the day here, and wanted to see the statues. Either we missed the signs, or it wasn't evident until after you paid, but that area is currently closed. Half the museum isn't open, but its still full price? What a rip off. By the time we did see the other areas, it was all reading and looking at... More

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Hilliard, OH
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We decided not to enter since the price was a little formidable. However, we discovered one of the best deals in the city for food. The Delegates' Cafe was very reasonably priced and was very yummy!! We had a variety of cheesesteak, hamburgers, and chicken strips with fries and onion rings. Everyone enjoyed their food and it was on the... More

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Palo Alto, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

A must see! This makes a perfect ending to your historic visit to Philly. A one-stop civic education destination. The museum brings the story of “We the People” to life for students through a hands-on museum experience and innovative tools for teaching the Constitution. This is a perfect ending to all the historic sights and it brings everything together.

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Philadelphia
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67 reviews 67 reviews
30 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Still very new the National Constitution Center is in a league of its own with a great story to tell. The great accomplishment that is America's Constitution is creatively examined with many interactive displays including life size replicas of the Founders - you can walk among them and stand shoulder to shoulder with the famous men of America's history. If... More

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MA
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46 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

This place has so much going on in it for adult and children. All interactive and engaging and so much fun. You can't wait to make your way around to the next activity. All of this is cloaked in the seriousness of the content, which can be very dry, but the center turns this dry content into something that you... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I could have gone back every day for a week. A good theatre in the round. The display was awesome and the attendants helpful and knowledgable

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Tucker, Georgia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
27 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

This center is very educational, very interactive, and extremely informative. You begin with a multimedia experience about the Constitution, then proceed to the interactive areas, including an area where one can "vote" for various presidents who run against each other in "elections". There is also an area where one can indicate which side of various issues they would support. It's... More

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