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National Constitution Center, Philadelphia

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Walk among the Founding Fathers, sign a copy of the Constitution, and learn about the importance of this historical document at National Constitution Center. This nonprofit organization is devoted to preserving the legacy of the U.S. Constitution. Multimedia exhibits trace the Constitution from its creation in 1787, through the Amendments, to modern day. There's also a theatrical production about U.S. history. You can take pictures with the 42 life-sized bronze statues in the hall, which is styled like an assembly room. However, photography and video are prohibited elsewhere on site. To visit National Constitution Center and get the most from your holiday in Philadelphia, create itinerary details personal to you using our Philadelphia family vacation planner.
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  • Spent about three hours here! You can really dig into the background of the framers and their times and how the US Constitution has evolved over time. One really fascinating feature were short point/c...  more »
  • I found the National Constitution Center to be SO interesting, and presented in a fun and diverse manner, which would appeal to a great age range. I learned so much! My son and I loved the room with a...  more »
  • I'm pretty poor at history and didn't know much about the American Revolution or the Constitution but came away from Philadelphia totally fascinated. This exhibition was a big part of that. There was ...  more »
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  • Very well kept area, clean, beautiful right in downtown philly. You can view the Liberty bell through the glass windows just in front of liberty hall
  • I wasn't completely sold on the exhibits provided in this museum, but there was some good information available, especially for children. There is a really neat room on the second floor that has life-size statues of every individual that was present for the signing of the constitution. Alex was up there when I visited and she was very friendly and helpful in providing information about the individuals in the room as well as a bit of history about the signing of the Constitution. In the back of the room they also have on display one of the original (hand written) copies of the Bill of Rights. This was easily the neatest thing I saw in my trip to Philadelphia.
  • The exhibits and performance were incredibly informative and fun. it might be a little dry for young children, but kids at all interested in history and government would have no trouble at all keeping occupied for hours. When I went, they had a special exhibit on Alexander Hamilton that was amazing with some of his original writings on display. It was crazy seeing them in real life. The staff were personable and well informed and seemed earnestly excited about their jobs. Also we bonded about the musical Hamilton which was fantastic in of itself.
  • We were here on fourth of July weekend so Wawa paid for everyone's admission. Very cool installments and videos.
  • A great place to learn more about the document that made the USA! From young children to adults, this center has something for everyone. Learn more about the election process, American history and the constitution itself. Tour a brass figure replica of the signing of the declaration of independence and sign the document yourself as a record of your visit.