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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
12:00 pm - 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

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 America's Town Hall.

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Brilliant museum

Terrific museum, great lay out, lots of different approaches,,video, film, interactive presentations, rousing speeches, legislative detail. If you can avoid the school groups... read more

Reviewed June 25, 2015
London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 25, 2015

Terrific museum, great lay out, lots of different approaches,,video, film, interactive presentations, rousing speeches, legislative detail. If you can avoid the school groups, this is a great place to visit to see the evolution of the U.S. Constitution.

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Kinston, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed June 24, 2015

First, the ticket seller was poor. My family interrupted the young lady and forced her to pause while she was texting a friend. When we went there last year, the hall of presidents was closed due to remodeling. This year, the line was long on the first try so we came back early the next day. Funny that the lobby... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed June 23, 2015

This museum was a perfect for our company's award ceremony. About 300 attended escorted by bus loads. We were greeted by a spirited "Ben Franklin" who was dressed appropriately for our prestigious event. We were directed to the main exhibit/ presentation that really gave as an inspiring insight into our American Constitutional History. Had hors d'oeuvres and open bar outside... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed June 22, 2015

I feel ripped off. The first part of the "show" was such a waste of my time I am almost walked out.. The museum can be informative but I would skip the so called show. After that part I really just wanted to leave and really was upset I spent $15 .

1 Thank sophia805
Los Angeles, California, United States
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Reviewed June 20, 2015

Was part of our whirlwind tour of Philly along with Independence Hall and Liberty Bell. Very enjoyable. Exhibits are very informative. Really enjoyed the IMAX presentation. Very inspiring.

Thank Vishal B
Wheat Ridge, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed June 20, 2015

This modern museum features a refreshing, interactive approach to American political and cultural history. Starting with the early decades, 1760's to 1800, exhibits are explained with lively visuals, audio and 2 minute videos along with some artifacts. Later segments describe lawmaking, Congress and courts, from the Civil War and up to the 1970s and '80's. Especially good for history buffs,... More 

1 Thank Arcee_CO
Somers Point, New Jersey
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Reviewed June 17, 2015

For constitution scholars and non Interesting temporary exhibits Statues of the signers was interesting Interactive exhibits Stuff for kids to do Good for all ages

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Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

Visited the National Constitution Centre today. Only to be told the minute we arrived that we couldn't see the Bill of Rights as it was maintenance day or something!!! Good start!! We then headed to the theatre to listen to an actor telling us all about the constitution. This was OK. The walk around events in U.S. History was also... More 

1 Thank Andy P
Bowling Green, Kentucky
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Reviewed June 17, 2015

Devoted to explaining our government's controlling documents, the center uses a multiplicity of interactive exhibits to display the basic principles of government and to involve the users. Well done!

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed June 15, 2015

We arrived with just an hour to go before closing and paid $5 apiece admission. The attraction was well worth our time and not at all biased politically. It was very enlightening. We rushed through in the hour but could easily have spent 2+ hours. Couldn't be more convenient to Philly's must-sees: Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell.

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