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“Lots of great activities for all ages”

National Constitution Center
Ranked #26 of 470 things to do in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence
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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. 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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Reviewed October 31, 2011

I've been here twice and enjoyed it each time. It is a nice explanation of the Constitution and how it shows in our daily lives.

Thank Lauraonthego
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Reviewed October 27, 2011

The NCC has a great live presentation about the Constitution and its amendments. Save time for pix in the statuary hall and have a friend at home ready to look for you on the webcam.

Thank Ken L
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Reviewed October 25, 2011

The center was rented out at night for a bar mitzvah. It was great. I didn't see much of the center but would like to next time I come to philly. They have a room filled with statues that recreate the signing of the constitution. I thought it was very cleaver.

Thank Ting B
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Reviewed October 19, 2011

We were surprised that the main part of the visit was taken up with an actor explaining the start of the US constitution, great if you are American!
Enjoyed the statues of the signers of the Declaration.

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Reviewed October 13, 2011

When we travel, my kids – 16 and 12 – have a strong radar that warns them against anything educational and/or historical. But we all enjoyed our time in Philly – Independence Hall, Liberty Bell, and the National Constitution Center. Spent nearly two hours in the Center.

I thought the "Freedom Rising" multimedia show – presented in a theater-in-the-round – was excellent. Informative and explained things clearly. Plus, just the timing of how things unfold in the presentation, and how the actor's words melded perfectly with the audio clips, was impressively worked out. Had to have been a lot of work put into it. I thought the content and presentation both were great.

We also liked the room with the life-sized accurate figures of all the constitution convention delegates, and the many many interactive & static displays that explain how our constitution shaped – and continues to shape – our country.

Do include this on your visit to Philadelphia.

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