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National Constitution Center
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Ranked #18 of 445 things to do in Philadelphia
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Fee: Yes
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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Canton, Ohio
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Watch out”
Reviewed 27 July 2014

We ended the day here, and wanted to see the statues. Either we missed the signs, or it wasn't evident until after you paid, but that area is currently closed. Half the museum isn't open, but its still full price? What a rip off. By the time we did see the other areas, it was all reading and looking at artifacts, that simply we just didn't enjoy. It could be that our young kids were tired and bored and pulling on us to move, so take it as you will.

Visited July 2014
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Hilliard, OH
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Reviewed 25 July 2014

We decided not to enter since the price was a little formidable. However, we discovered one of the best deals in the city for food. The Delegates' Cafe was very reasonably priced and was very yummy!! We had a variety of cheesesteak, hamburgers, and chicken strips with fries and onion rings. Everyone enjoyed their food and it was on the list of repeat visits for the food!!!

Visited July 2014
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Palo Alto, California
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“The best museum we visited in Philly”
Reviewed 22 July 2014

A must see! This makes a perfect ending to your historic visit to Philly. A one-stop civic education destination. The museum brings the story of “We the People” to life for students through a hands-on museum experience and innovative tools for teaching the Constitution. This is a perfect ending to all the historic sights and it brings everything together.

Visited June 2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Great Museum”
Reviewed 22 July 2014

Still very new the National Constitution Center is in a league of its own with a great story to tell. The great accomplishment that is America's Constitution is creatively examined with many interactive displays including life size replicas of the Founders - you can walk among them and stand shoulder to shoulder with the famous men of America's history.
If you're in Philadelphia, it should be to know more about the country's history because this is where it really began and you'll learn more about America's history at the Constitution Center.

Visited June 2014
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“Packed full of lots of activities”
Reviewed 21 July 2014

This place has so much going on in it for adult and children.
All interactive and engaging and so much fun.
You can't wait to make your way around to the next activity.

All of this is cloaked in the seriousness of the content, which can be very dry, but the center turns this dry content into something that you want to know more and more about.
Well done!

It was kind of cold in the place.

Visited July 2014
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