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National Constitution Center

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Neighborhood: City Center East
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Address: 525 Arch St, Independence Mall, Philadelphia, PA 19106-1595
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+1 215-409-6600
Today
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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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Best thing in Philly

Extremely interactive museum that gives you more information than you can handle. The Freedom Rising show at the beginning is extremely moving.

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Jenkintown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Extremely interactive museum that gives you more information than you can handle. The Freedom Rising show at the beginning is extremely moving.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went here because we thought it would be a great education for the kids, but I was surprisingly moved myself. There is a show in the theatre that actually brought me to tears. The exhibits are great such that all the people in our family were engaged. Very hands on for the kids and educational for everyone. I highly... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

What an excellent Centre. A great initial live theatre presentation followed by exhibits on the constitution, its development and meaning today. Lots of reading but also lots of hands on activities. The kids loved the election booths and the jeopardy style quiz. The statue room if the signers of the Constitution was also a big hit. Finally we had to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There was a long queue and by the time our turn came, they restricted our tour only to the ground floor, to the main halls. The guided tour was brilliant and it seemed as we traveled back in time, when the constitution was being made! A great experience and a must-do activity while in the US.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I visiting the Constitution Center by myself as I had time to kill. The beginning presentation is fantastic and I love how takes you straight through time. You sort of get lost in all the facts that I forgot where I was for awhile. The wealth of information is amazing and it is interactive enough for you young students so... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This center was all encompassing, totally worth going to. It even has a room with life-size bronze statues of the signers of the Declaration of Independence.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So well done, Gives a wonderful perspective on how America was created from independent colonies. See the live show (cost, approx $11 Take the kids, even the little ones will like it

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took my son here a bit ago to earn 3 merit badges for Boy Scouts. Not only was it a learning adventure for him but for me, my spouse and my younger son. We had a blast hanging at the center for the entire day and gathering information. We were very entertained by the programs that were offered and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely my favorite thing in Philly. The "show" is moving and sets you up for the rest of your visit. From there you exit out into the main exhibit which is mostly interactive and incredibly informative as well as entertaining. After this section, take a trip into Signer's Hall where you will find statues of every signer of the Constitution... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my favorite place to visit - very educational and the exhibits were well done and accessible. It was a great reminder to me about the history of our constitution.

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