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National Constitution Center

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Neighbourhood: 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
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09:30 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 09:30 - 17:00
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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Very informative and interesting

We were there early in the morning, not a lot of crowd. They have an informative show/performance about the constitution at the beginning that is a must see for everyone. In the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were there early in the morning, not a lot of crowd. They have an informative show/performance about the constitution at the beginning that is a must see for everyone. In the exhibit halls they have different themes and also interactive stuff, from voting a president to judicial system, and a lot of information on the sides about the history... More 

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We enjoyed the details on American history and the short presentation that explained how the constitution fell into place. Well worth the visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm not generally a history buff but the center was fantastic. The Freedom Rising show was surprisingly moving and emotional. The exhibits were very well designed and the flow was good. It gave a very unique perspective of Constitutional history and held my interest. I wish we could have spent more time but we had two kids with us and... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Through exhibits and performances, this center brings the constitution to life. Easy to learn how our form of government works as well as the history of the presidential race. Make sure to catch the show, it really makes you think.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went here for a work event. Had a chance to explore the musuem and it has lots of interesting exhibits and historical information. Great stop for anyone visiting Old Philadelphia.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have visited this museul=m on multiple occasions and always found it educational and inspiring. This is an excellent museum if you are a true fan of the US Constitution. Gives an excellent overview of the constitution and its amendments and how this great document came into being and has evolved over time with our great country. This is a... More 

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Spring Hill, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We luckily went on a weekday. There were no crowds. We were easily able to see everything there in under 2 hours. We really enjoyed it, especially the show.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is fairly good museum dedicated to the history of the constitution. The main drawback to the center is that it is fairly expensive. You do get to see a show though and enjoy the museum, so it is certainly worth it. My main disappointment was that it had not been updated in the several years since I had last... More 

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Media, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great exhibits and learning tools to understand how our country began, our laws, rights and changing horizons

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Whether you're a history buff or ignorant of our constitution, go visit this museum. Highly interactive, very engaging and educational in the best possible way. Depending on your kids (we had a teen), you could spend several hours here. We spent about 2, including an interactive film/show, and could have stayed much longer reading the exhibits if we hadn't been... More 

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