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National Constitution Center

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Address: 525 Arch St, Independence Mall, Philadelphia, PA 19106-1595
Phone Number: 215-409-6600
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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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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There was a live show about the Constitution that actually gave me goosebumps. It made me proud of the ever changing document that the Founding Fathers created. Also enjoyed... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

There was a live show about the Constitution that actually gave me goosebumps. It made me proud of the ever changing document that the Founding Fathers created. Also enjoyed walking around with the bronze statues of the signers.

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Palm Beach Gardens, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This huge hall held a detailed summary of the forming of our country and constitution. One room had exact replicas of the founding fathers in life size bronze statues. Also a movie and another area that required an extra fee. Many items from the nation's past to look at.

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Kissimmee, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a place to remember and reflect on "We the people..." I purchased a shirt in the gift shop that exemplifies the Preamble to the Constitution with a definitive line on it, "I am We." Signer's Hall is filled with life size bronze sculptures of our founding fathers. You can take the oath of office for the President of... More 

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Norman, Oklahoma
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I had high hopes and they were quickly dashed. It must have been a fill trip day for a school, as kids were everywhere and not controled at all. They were running, jumping, and of course screaming and no one was making them stop. I honestly could not enjoy the center, giving what was going on around me. The only... More 

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Thank Josh W
Lincoln Park, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This center is well worth the visit with admission charges low for all. The live presentation of the founding of the Constitution was particularly impressive. Many interactive exhibits are interesting such as determining how much or little you agree with the policies of some of our presidents. One room not to miss is the Hall of Statues where you "meet"... More 

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DeBary, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was lucky enough to visit the National Constitution Center on their anniversary. It allowed free access. You listen to a presentation then experience many interactive displays. The have the Hall of Statues that is so, way, cool. Yes, it is good to be a nerd here. This is a must see.

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our third visit with out of town visitors. Very disappointing. No longer has an audio tour which was quite good before. Much of the interactive technology no longer works. The changing exhibits in the center aisle were stale and largely unmanned. The opening is now only a "speech" by a single speaker. Overall, not very inspiring anymore.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great for the history buff. Limited on areas where pictures are allowed. You can even take home a free pocket sized Constitution.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

should be on everyones list for visit to Philadelphia. allow at least 2 hours. easy to reserve tickets and theater time in advance.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here last night as part of a business conference. It gives an excellent interactive narrative on the history of the constitution, founding fathers and significance milestones throughout. There is a room with life size bronze statues of the founding fathers, very interesting. The main hall has each of the state flags. There is a round area that has... More 

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