Walk among the Founding Fathers, sign a copy of the Constitution, and learn about the importance of this historical document at National Constitution Center.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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When we visited, it was offering free admission by appointment only due to Covid. The exhibits were on Reconstruction after the Civil War and the 19th Amendment (women's suffrage). My wife, a... more »
We visited this museum during Covid-19 and right after they reopened. They took reservations and limited the number of patrons who could go through. Very helpful staff. Worth the time, especially the.... more »
This place is worth every dollar. There is a fantastic actor monologue in the theatre. A video of Ben Stein answering constitutional amendment questions. The state's in order of inclusion in the union. See soldiers tents, learn about Henry box Brown. You will easily spend 2 hours here.
The Constitution Center is located in Old City near Independence Hall. It is extremely well done and work the trip. It starts with a combination live actor/multimedia presentation. When that is finished you exit into the museum itself where to learn not just the history of Constitution but hope it continues to be interpreted to this day. There is also an excellent exhibit on Civil War Reconstruction on the first floor.
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