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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 #23 of 281 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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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 NEW

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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66 reviews 66 reviews
30 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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80 reviews 80 reviews
46 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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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27 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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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Tampa, Florida
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152 attraction reviews
173 helpful votes 173 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Our son actually loved all the interactive exhibits.. He did not want to leave... Some of the historical perspectives were debatable. We still loved everything...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

Our kids, ages 5 - 13 were all totally engaged with the interactive displays and we literally had to pull them out of the museum. Definitely worth the admission fee.

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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142 reviews 142 reviews
59 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW via mobile

Wonderful building, some interesting interactive exhibits. I did not always agree with the stated versions if history; for example on the civil war it stated that the Union "won" the battle of Antietam which gave him the opportunity to proclaim the imancipation of slaves, but most historians say it was inconclusive or even a confederate victory. Still if it gets... More

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Usa, Japan
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

I think this was a parent favorite...live performance & the interactive exhibits were awesome & thought provoking! Also, a great deal for military families!!!

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Frederick, Ok
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

The Constitution Center is interesting, and I thoroughly enjoyed my time there. For the average person, it is probably just so-so. If you like history, it's worth your time.

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