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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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Follow our country's history

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Lincoln Park, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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 5 days ago NEW

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 5 days ago NEW 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 6 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don't miss this. I forced my traveling partners to tour this exhibit as part of a our one day history tour. The admission price was $14.50 and good for 2 days. Starting with a live narrative (best part) of the Constitution, we were reminded of exactly what "We the People " means to us as Americans. At the end of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We got there after 4 PM and they close at five. Staff told us to wait till they announced "last call" and then the tickets become five dollars instead of $13. You get there that late we only have an hour to see everything there. The best display in my opinion is the brass statue reproductions of the signers and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is well done, makes dry content (the US Constitution) much more interesting. That said, it's still the consititution. So they've got an uphill battle here, and I found myself breezing through exhibits. The 'road to the white house' exhibit was a fun special exhition. Overall, good museum but would prioritize another museum if my trip to Philly was... More 

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