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National Constitution Center

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Address: 525 Arch St, Independence Mall, Philadelphia, PA 19106-1595
Phone Number: +1 215-409-6600
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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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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Toms River, NJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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 5 days ago NEW 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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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Must see for the family with original of Constitution and other primary documents. I best liked a large room filled with life like bronze statues of the signatories situated as if they were really in the act of the signing. A very large building with nice exhibits but it seemed like most of the building was empty with not enough... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The first highlight was a multimedia show in a small amphitheater within the center, an enthusiastic MC with supporting video and sound presentation. The most interesting feature was the chance to enter a secured room to see, up close, one of the original copies of the Constitution and other historic documents - very inspiring.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting way of presenting American History. Here is the declaration of independence. Kids can vote and get an idea of USA constitution and the powers of the President.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family and I have visited the National Constitution Center several times. The last time being July 4, 2016. We thoroughly enjoy it, especially the Freedom Rising live stage event. It is a real history lesson and a fun one. I recommend it for any visitor to Philly.

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