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Walk among the Founding Fathers, sign a copy of the Constitution, and learn about the importance of this historical document at National Constitution Center.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. See National Constitution Center and all Philadelphia has to offer by arranging your trip with our Philadelphia online travel route planner .
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  • The 18-minute presentation in the Kimmel Theater is something every American should see in their lifetime. The Signers Hall was also breathtaking.  more »
  • It feels too much at first. Lots of touch screens and trivia. The fun comes at the expense of the serious. I would like more about the Reconstruction and the election controversy of 2000.  more »
  • This is a really cool history museum is huge and well worth the time to explore it. There's a lot of interactive exhibits that make it more kid friendly.  more »
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  • They have a great live performance, which walks viewers through the history of the Constitution and what led to its creation. After this, you get to wander as long as you like through interactive screens detailing the life of people through US history. It's very informative, very interesting, and great for children. There are also a lot of opportunities for photos. My personal favorite was seeing who could vote and who couldn't throughout history, which could be done through touchscreens mounted on the walls.
  • I spent about 6 hours at the center and saw nearly everything. I spoke with 2 highly educated museum staff members, Matthew and Bill, and they were of incredible assistance. They knew their history. The one man live show was the first I have ever seen of its kind. My favorite part was signers hall. To look at these men as they would appear in 1776, their physical characteristics and their demeanor, is great. It really helps give you a sense of who they are. There are several interactive displays. The museum layout is practical. Staff is great. Special exhibit of Chief Justice John Marshall was excellent as well. Matthew and Bill both helped me learn a lot about Marshall and the several other questions I had. Overall it was a great experience.
  • Cheaper to buy tickets online with the special they had going. The interactive video was good to do before entering the museum. Good place to bring kids to learn about the history of the country.
  • The Constitution Center was a great place to visit. The young girl who helped with our tickets was NOT friendly at all. She acted like she did not want to be there. We enjoyed the center itself. There were hands on activities you could participate in and lots of thing to see and learn from. You will need at least a couple of hours to do it justice and see it all. Hopefully you'll have someone different to help you when you arrive.
  • Our family had an amazing time visiting the NCC today. The staff was exceptionally friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable ( with exception to the admissions woman working on 2/2/2018- very put out by her job, what a Shame.) It took our family about 4 hours to get through with a quick lunch in between. With more traffic it may take longer.. It was not very busy. I was surprised that our 4 year old loved it too. It's probably geared more towards older kids 8 and up, but it was interactive enough that our younger ones enjoyed it as well. There's always a wealth of information at any museum, but when we were a little tired of reading, they have it set up to where you can listen to it by ear on the nearby phone or read the book highlighted words to get a general overview. We all agreed that Signer's Hall was our favorite.
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