National Constitution Center

National Constitution Center

History Museum
Center City East, Philadelphia
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  • Emily M.
    "Prohibition exhibit (through 6/13) is great!"(4 Tips)
    Henry S.
    "The "Ancient Rome & America" exhibit was excellent."(2 Tips)
    Santi C.
    "Get to see the bill of rights, too bad no photos were allowed."(2 Tips)
    B.J. E.
    "Go to the room with the statues of signers."(5 Tips)
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  • HISTORY
    HISTORYJune 19, 2012
    The museum, which opened in 2003, has hosted political debates and speeches, including then-presidential candidate Barack Obama’s historic address on race in March 2008.
  • Emily M.
    Emily M-ODecember 27, 2012
    The audio tour is more like a video tour--not worth the $5 because it's hard to even find someplace quiet enough to watch a bunch of 4min videos. Prohibition exhibit (through 6/13) is great!
  • Chad M.
    Chad MurrayMay 1, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Make sure you don't miss a visit with George Mason. Learn why he is so important and how his dissent led to the addition of the Bill of Rights.
  • The Ritz-Carlton
    The Ritz-CarltonMarch 11, 2015
    This site was established on July 4, 2003 and is devoted to the United States Constitution and its legacy. "Freedom Rising" is one its exhibitions; a 17-minute multimedia story about the Constitution.
  • Michelle C.
    Michelle COctober 2, 2014
    Gorgeous building. Heavy on the pro-America propaganda, so approach the presentation and exhibits with a skeptical mind and don't get distracted by all of the flashy displays.
  • Kristen S.
    Kristen SweeneyFebruary 16, 2013
    The National Constitution Center always has an interesting featured exhibit. Signer's Hall, with life-size sculptures of the signers of the Constitution, is a must-see.
  • Visit Philly
    Visit PhillyMay 1, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    The PHLASH trolley runs Fri, Sat & Sun from 10-6 pm May-October 28, 2012. Just head to stops 2 or 18, buy a $2 ticket & you'll be on your way to seeing more of Philadelphia's attractions and museums. Read more
  • Hoai V.
    Hoai V.January 18, 2014
    Make sure you start with the live show that's included with your ticket. It leads directly to the main exhibition. We did it backwards by mistake!
  • Santi C.
    Santi CaamañoJune 2, 2015
    Get to see the bill of rights, too bad no photos were allowed. I really loved the constitution signing statues, the scene is really well done.
  • Jéssica D.
    Jéssica DutraAugust 13, 2015
    Best phrase in the whole museum: "yes, there may be problems with freedom, but the solution has never been to take freedom away". This museum is absolutely amazing, I wish to come back ASAP!
  • Sabena B.
    Sabena BarioNovember 1, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Great museum with awesome exhibits. Check out Signer's Hall for the life size statue of the delegates. Just stay away from the café's cheesesteaks! Lol
  • Pa McGillin
    Pa McGillinOctober 15, 2012
    Check out "American Spirits: The Rise & Fall of Prohibition." During prohibition, Ma McGillin's shackled the front door of McGillin's. The bar survived by letting patrons in the side door for "tea."
  • Rickina C.
    Rickina CSeptember 15, 2014
    I don't know why the admission price is so high but it's a nice place to see once.
  • Neill C.
    Neill CaldwellAugust 26, 2013
    OMG, this is a great experience, from live actor kickoff to the Signers' Room, where you can walk among our Founding Fathers. Check out the temporary "1968" exhibit too.
  • Richard R.
    Richard RevillaJanuary 5, 2015
    The movie at the end is worth the whole visit alone. Great piece of history and appreciation of our liberties.
  • Marie B.
    Marie BNovember 5, 2011
    Okay, so it's not much for the money but seeing statues of the Constitution signers is pretty cool. Plus they do run special events that are worth it.
  • Thomas G.
    Thomas GloyOctober 25, 2016
    Very interesting museum about the American constitutional history. Visit if you are ever close to Philadelphia.
  • WorldStrides
    WorldStridesApril 5, 2011
    The National Constitution Center has more than 100 interactive exhibits that engages students to think about the ways the Constitution has shaped American democracy.
  • Clementine M.
    Clementine MottolaJanuary 24, 2013
    Two squish penny machines. 8 designs total. You see them right outside of the gift shop as soon as you walk in!
  • Visit Philly
    Visit PhillyFebruary 13, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Barack Obama delivered his memorable speech on race in March 2008 at the National Constitution Center, and Obama and Hillary Clinton debated here in April 2008 during the Democratic primary race.
  • K12 Inc
    K12 IncJune 16, 2011
    Did you know? More than 11,000 amendments to the Constitution have been proposed to Congress. 33 of those have gone to the states to be voted on and ratified, and 27 have been approved as amendments. Read more
  • Kristen S.
    Kristen SweeneyFebruary 17, 2013
    See the amazing introductory film/performance at the Constitution Center, then have your picture taken with a Founding Father in Signer's Hall.
  • James C.
    James CApril 11, 2015
    It's a awesome interactive museum. Great for school trips. Teaches civics in a ton of great ways.
  • NBC Politics
    NBC PoliticsJuly 19, 2012
    First Lady Michelle Obama held a Grassroots Event on June 6, 2012 where she spoke to local supporters and volunteers at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. http://NBCpolitics.com
  • A2SM
    A2SMAugust 8, 2011
    Fittingly based in the City of Brotherly Love and one of the birthplaces of our nation. This is a must see attraction
  • Concierge
    ConciergeDecember 12, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Make sure to log into the computer in the signers' room, you can get a certificate of you signing the Constitution! Not bad at all!
  • Justin L.
    Justin LisenbyDecember 7, 2016
    Nice museum to see some history. Good shop and parking.
  • Luke C.
    Luke CApril 27, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The prohibition exhibit was excellent.
  • ToryBurch
    ToryBurchJune 25, 2013
    This center makes learning history interactive (and more interesting) for kids.
  • Michael C.
    Michael CarrabineJanuary 5, 2013
    Admission is only $3 (yes, three dollars) if you have a Bank of America card!!!
  • Visit Philly
    Visit PhillyOctober 8, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    While the Center hosts amazing evergreen presentations, take a look at the Events Calendar for the latest premiere or traveling exhibit. Read more
  • visitPA
    visitPAMay 21, 2010
    This is the spot to get your "We the People" on. Did you know that the dimensions of Signers’ Hall are the same as the room where the document was signed in Independence Hall, only two blocks away? Read more
  • Manny P.
    Manny PerezFebruary 2, 2013
    Great time!!!! Fun every time, o and if your active duty military your free!
  • Kim T.
    Kim Taylor KnightAugust 22, 2011
    One of the most stirring presentations I have seen. And don't miss the quilts.
  • Concierge
    ConciergeDecember 12, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    When you go to see Freedom Rising, try to sit in the highest row.. Makes the experience even better!!
  • Walt F.
    Walt FrancisFebruary 13, 2016
    Of all the Amendments... The 21st is my favorite....Cheers
  • Arthur L.
    Arthur LuDecember 13, 2010
    admission is not free to go upstairs. the gift shop is free though (although nothing in there is)
  • NBC Philadelphia
    NBC PhiladelphiaSeptember 17, 2012
    The U.S. Constitution celebrates its 225th Anniversary on September 17, 2012. Today's story on NBC10.com: http://bit.ly/U4COPF
  • Stephen L.
    Stephen LuoDecember 26, 2011
    The place you must go when coming to PA. impressive.
  • Tabitha C.
    Tabitha ChapmanFebruary 23, 2012
    Go to Signer's Hall and text someone the webcam address. They'll be able to see you via the NCC website.
  • Stephen L.
    Stephen LuoJanuary 24, 2012
    Must-see show: We the People. Also the galleries and boards are attractive.
  • Allison S.
    Allison ScottNovember 22, 2013
    The Pulitzer Prize winning photography traveling exhibit is worth a visit. It's in Philly til Dec 31st.
  • Donovan M.
    Donovan MaguiganNovember 9, 2015
    Great exhibits that are in addition to the standards.
  • Gilad D.
    Gilad DoronJanuary 25, 2011
    They have the cool bronze statues of the signers of the declaration of independence.
  • Scott L.
    Scott LandauMarch 11, 2013
    Beautiful place. Brewer's Plate is the best event of the year!
  • Roaya A.
    Roaya AlJuly 9, 2014
    Nice ~ 😍😍
  • Diane M.
    Diane MillerNovember 17, 2012
    Beautiful place and beautiful event.
  • Kenley N.
    Kenley NeufeldApril 2, 2011
    The spies exhibit is pretty interesting and not to biased.
  • Mark D.
    Mark DJuly 25, 2011
    Budget at least a couple of hours to get through the main exhibit. It's pretty dense.
  • Kat M.
    Kat MorgiaOctober 18, 2011
    Definitely need to watch the Fighting for Democracy show....great performance!
  • Bill M.
    Bill MillikenJuly 12, 2010
    Go see the ancient rome in america exhibit before it's gone. Totally worth it.
  • Loni F.
    Loni FrenchSeptember 23, 2012
    Freedom Rising presentation is awesome! Very moving.
  • Jonathan O.
    Jonathan OatisOctober 9, 2011
    Great exhibit on spies, saboteurs and extremists at the museum now.
  • Samantha
    SamanthaMarch 17, 2013
    Prohibition show is free on Sundays.
  • Philippe C.
    Philippe CasesAugust 10, 2013
    1968 exhibition is remarkable
  • Neill C.
    Neill CaldwellAugust 19, 2013
    1968 exhibit is groovy!
  • Henry S.
    Henry SingerJune 27, 2010
    The "Ancient Rome & America" exhibit was excellent. Read more
  • Mike A.
    Mike A.February 20, 2015
    Awesome Camelot photo exhibition.
  • Debbie M.
    Debbie MooreJune 17, 2010
    Interactive exhibits, demos and more bring the US Constitution to life. GO! Read more
  • James G.
    James GerberMay 13, 2016
    Good if you are looking for something to do in the rain
  • Colin M.
    Colin MansfieldSeptember 25, 2010
    Absolutely watch the Freedom Rising presentation. Extremely motivating and patriotic.
  • Lori W.
    Lori WhitehausSeptember 20, 2011
    Freedom Rising is awesome. Love Signers Hall.
  • K. Carl F.
    K. Carl FMarch 27, 2012
    the new president poster doesn't have Obama on it! WHY???
  • Will K.
    Will KeechJanuary 6, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Great place to visit
  • Latishia L.
    Latishia LoganFebruary 23, 2013
    I reallt enjoyed the Freedom Rising show.
  • Janay W.
    Janay WinterApril 25, 2013
    Prohibition exhibit is on now
  • Sarah R.
    Sarah RaymondFebruary 7, 2013
    Prohibition Exhibition
  • Will K.
    Will KeechMarch 26, 2012
    gr8 place go there
  • Katie B.
    Katie BegleyJuly 3, 2014
    Free to military!
  • Tibor P.
    Tibor PuskasFebruary 20, 2012
    Free for military...
  • B.J. E.
    B.J. EllisAugust 17, 2010
    Go to the room with the statues of signers. It's sweeeeeet.
  • Jason C.
    Jason CastellaniJune 27, 2015
    We the people show!
  • National Constitution Center
    Experience our Top Ten list before summer's over! Read more
  • Ricardo S.
    Ricardo SantosJanuary 24, 2012
    ok, we can go, it's close to us
  • 'Danielle S.
    'Danielle Stewart'January 18, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Freedom is calling
  • Blair H.
    Blair HalpinMay 20, 2010
    on my to do list
  • Roaya A.
    Roaya AlJuly 9, 2014
    😍😍. جميل
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    BrkgnyNovember 14, 2014
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  • Roaya A.
    Roaya AlJuly 9, 2014
    😍😍 amazing
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