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Walk among the Founding Fathers, sign a copy of the Constitution, and learn about the importance of this historical document at National Constitution Center.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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  • I have to say this is by far my favorite museum we visited this summer. The film/show is a must! And the signing room full of statues was amazing as well. This is a well laid out museum and great for ...  more »
  • Beautiful museum with just so much to see and listen to! I was disappointed in the Alexander Hamilton exhibit - not much to it.  more »
  • Great place to visit after the visitor center. Some great photo ops, gift shop and information on the constitution. Don’t miss.  more »
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  • Absolutely fantastic experience. Highly commend the theatrical production providing an overview of the constitution and it's history and significance. For the very reasonable price of entrance you get hours of interactive content that is educational and also highly interesting. Could not improve the experience and highly recommend people do not miss the theatrical performance if attending.
  • An excellent and moving place. A must see for all ages. Follows our Nation’s history from the signing of the Declaration to current times. The room with bronze life sized statues of our fore fathers is exceptional. We will go back and visit again. If you travel to Philadelphia, don’t miss this!!
  • A mixed bag. Interesting topics but ignores women's stories all too often. Could do with more inclusion of women's stories, especially in introductory presentation and pre 1960s exhibits. Close to historic sites. Signers Gallery was really cool. Gift shop had cute items for law nerds.
  • An incredible museum. First, an extremely informative interactive experience that explores the conflicts that led to the framing of our constitution and how it has evolved through history. Secondly, The National Constitution Center is a great venue to listen to a lecture on constitutional legal theory. The institution constantly brings constitutional scholars to share their research and debate their beliefs. If you are in Philadelphia, The National Constitution Centre is an essential stop.
  • Absolute heaven for history buffs and lawyers. Interesting for anyone who wonders how the founding fathers managed to work together to create our constitutional government when we have a hard time making it work now. A lot of answers in the entertainment. School age kids will be good for a couple of hours; toddlers not at all.
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