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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
Phone Number: +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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Great interaction displays.

You could easily spend 4 hours or more reading all that they have to offer. We were there a week after Thanksgiving and no crowds. I feel that was the best time to go because... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Manitou Springs, Colorado, United States
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Manitou Springs, Colorado, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You could easily spend 4 hours or more reading all that they have to offer. We were there a week after Thanksgiving and no crowds. I feel that was the best time to go because everything was open to use.

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Exton, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very well done with lots of interesting exhibits about how it all came together and mostly not facts I remember hearing about in grade school. Circular theatre in the middle puts on a multimedia show that is worth seeing. Exhibit about past elections downstairs is very interesting.

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Wellington, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was a much bigger experience and there was a lot of information. We did not schedule the time to really read and interact with it. Give 2 hours

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Best part was the bronze statutes of all the signers of the founding documents -- and the docents available to share more information if one shows an interest.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I are very interested in history and politics. We live in NJ and spent a day at the museum. We had a very nice visit. There was only a small number of visitors on the day that we went which was beneficial. The staff at the museum could not have been any nicer or more helpful. There... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great way to get a history lesson on america.It gives formative history of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights withun the USA. If you are interested in american history, its not to be miss while visiting philly.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were there for a wedding reception and it was top-notch! Besides the historic aspect of the building, it was a perfect venue for a wedding. No expense was spared, and we enjoy mixing the presidents with the present day activities.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Always such an amazing time to visit here.We visited without our son this trip and had an amazing time. Saw the White House/Presidential Election exhibit, not to be missed. A shame it isn't permanent exhibit.Very informative for all ages, the kids will enjoy the interactive displays.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went with my aunt, uncle and my wife on a cold November day: given all the recent tumult in American politics, it can be difficult to discern the founding principles of the United States amidst the muck. The Centre is a vital corrective, illuminating the Constitution and the history surrounding it with a flourish. No trip to Philadelphia is... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The story of “We the People” is complex, and the National Constitution Center on its expansive campus near the Liberty Bell Center and Independence Hall aims to do this justice. The interactive displays of the history of the United States, for example on “One person one vote”, civil-rights law, or the story of immigrants to America are well curated but... More 

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