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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 America's Town Hall.

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Great New Museum

Had a wonderful guided visit. There is a wealth of history and the museum is great for all ages. If you are able to have guide, I would get one. Learned a ton of new things.

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Columbus, Ohio
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had a wonderful guided visit. There is a wealth of history and the museum is great for all ages. If you are able to have guide, I would get one. Learned a ton of new things.

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Laguna Niguel, California
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There is a charge to enter and you will see many documents but not originals in most cases. Can be crowded so expect to take time - perhaps an hour.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Love this place for routinely providing an introduction and more in depth exploration of the history and evolving implementation of this historical document. Favorite spot is walking among the statues of the founding fathers. Must begin visit with introductory orientation show and walk around to explore the antecedents and facets of the document. Center includes interactive exhibits and opportunities to... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband I both thoroughly enjoyed this museum and wish we had had more time to spend. Unfortunately, we were both starving and needed to grab lunch before moving on to our next destination. Their presentation of America’s history is so well displayed and easy to understand. You start with a live performance and “movie” which takes less than 20... More 

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Crossville, Tennessee, United States
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Please don't leave this area without visiting this center. There is so much to learn. Make sure to see the presentation/show and the statues.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An interesting and informative look at the Constitution and who 'We The People' included at different periods in history. After a theatrical presentation, there are various examples of how the Constitution has shaped decisions though American history. At $14 per person, it is a little over priced.

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're looking for a museum-type experience, the National Constitution Center isn't really it. There's one gallery - the small George H.W. Bush Gallery - that displays historic documents such as one of the printed editions of the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the Articles of Confederation which are very interesting to view. Otherwise, the Constitution Center is... More 

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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Visited here whilst sightseeing in Philadelphia. The centre was great for a some lunch. I had the cheese steak and fries and it was was really good. Not too expensive either as this plus some Minute Maid came to $15. Tasted great and the service was spot on too. The restrooms were clean and the gift shop was cute too

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Miami, Florida
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited this museum in Philly in April of 2017. Everything about the constitution of the USA is there. Past and present presidents are there. They also had an exhibit on the first floor about the prohibition times. This is a must when visiting Philadelphia. Please plan for 3 to 4 hours to visit as you will be amazed how... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is a great place to walk around and see. It is a great place to take the whole family. It has interactive features and a different new limited time attraction every month.

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