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“Very Educational”

National Constitution Center
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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 August 13, 2014

A very educational place with good exhibits. You can even get a photo of you swearing in as President. Things do need to be updated though. It does have a great gift shop.

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Reviewed August 9, 2014

For those who no little or nothing of the US constitution, this is a must. From a brief 15 minute live acted introduction, to outstanding interactive demonstrations not only of the creation of the constitution but its subsequent updates and revisions, this needs a minimum 2 hour allocation. And that's before you explore the Monticello exhibition of Thomas Jefferson's background and relationship with slavery. Superb

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Reviewed August 8, 2014

Well designed museum with a lot of great exhibits. The information and photos are great along with the interactive exhibits. Unfortunately, the Hall of Signers was closed when we visited so we will have to return when it reopens.

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Reviewed August 4, 2014

Dirty restaurant with lousy choices although the young man behind the counter was great (Will). Exhibits are dull, topic uninteresting, the lobby is a waste and we attended a lecture which was intended for anyone but "we the people"

Do taxpayers pay for this incredible waste of space? $14 to see nothing. Goat races would be a better use of the space. By the way the place is dirty and it's like whoever is in charge of maintenance is asleep.

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Reviewed August 2, 2014

My family's favorite part of the visit was a show immediately upon arrival about "We, The People". Wonderfully done.

The children also liked the voting booths, and pretending to be judges (they even get to wear the robes and use the computer to say how they would vote on certain cases). There are several hands-on activities that appealed to our 8 and 10 year olds.

We all enjoyed the audio tour, and we learned a lot more about the exhibits by listening - it really does enhance the overall experience.

We just visited today (8/3/14) and were very disappointed to learn that the signing hall is CLOSED ... if this is an important attraction for you, you may want to wait until the exhibit is reopened. We were told it may be a while so call to confirm.

You can also leave your camera at home - photos are not allowed in the exhibit hall.

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