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National Constitution Center

525 Arch St, Independence Mall, Philadelphia, PA 19106-1595
+1 215-409-6600
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The National Constitution Center is the first and only nonprofit, nonpartisan institution devoted to the U.S. Constitution and its legacy of freedom. Located two blocks from Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell in Historic Philadelphia, the Center illuminates constitutional ideals and inspires active citizenship as a state-of-the-art museum, a civic education hub and America's Town Hall.
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  • Very good26%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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525 Arch St, Independence Mall, Philadelphia, PA 19106-1595
City Center East
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Wonderful presentation in the auditorium and the galleries of information on the history of the Constitution was terrific.

Thank DavidandDavid
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This has something for all ages. There is plenty of detail for the history nerds ( us) buttons and games for younger visitors and plenty of room to see the exhibits at your own pace. Right now there is a special exhibit on Prohibition that...More

Thank LKTutor
Reviewed 6 days ago

We took our 11 year-old grandson here while he stayed with us for a couple of days. All in all an excellent experience. There's more than enough to interest adults while keeping a young child fully engaged. There are interesting interactive exhibits (our grandson was...More

Thank phillytravelerUsa
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The only museum dedicated to the US Constitution. Entertaining and made interesting for all ages. Many multimedia items to view. Take photos with the Founding Fathers in the Signer's Hall. It's worth a visit among the many historic sites in the area.

Thank Abejo
Reviewed 1 week ago

We are fortunate to have the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia. Highlights of the Center are changing exhibits on Americana such as Prohibition, Elections, and World Wars. The hall that contains life-like statues (to full size) of the signers of the Constitution is a treat....More

Thank BobR39
Reviewed 1 week ago

The National Consitution Center was recently redesigned to become one of the best museums in America. Where else can you learn about the consitution, and experience how it was drafted and founded.

Thank Lisa G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place to visit, but the documents you see are not the originals those are in DC. Very informative and well worth seeing

Thank pelalem
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a do only once as they make it difficult by making you get tickets in one place and then walking across a street to another building where you stand in the heat with no shade or cover for 15 minutes while you wait...More

Thank Cathy H
Reviewed 1 week ago

The presentation in the theatre is worth the time spent here. It's a must see don't skip it you'll be sorry

Thank Philip S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The walking tour is worth it. Must be taken. The guide talks of the history of America while going around the places of historic interest around the Visitor Centre. Some of the places one may miss out when on your own. Later, you can decide...More

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Margie S
Hello, want to know how to maximize everything to tour within approx 2 1/2 days. Traveling with 3 boys 8,11,13. Is it possible to see all this within the time frame. Independence hall National const center Liberty bell center Independence nat hall park City hall (interior and or tower) congress hall Ben franklin museum Betsy ross house us mint Any advice feedback welcome
19 April 2017|
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Response from tutter2 | Reviewed this property |
You can likely get all this in during your 2 1/2 days, but might be pressed depending upon when you visit. weekends in summer can get crowded with lines to certain venues. fortunately, most all of these are pretty close... More
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Noel B
I am thinking of trying to fit this in with The Franklin Institute and the Philly magic gardens (all in one day) since we are only going to be there for a couple of days....is this a reasonable timeline?
23 May 2016|
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Response from Hickoryview | Reviewed this property |
Yes. You will wan to set aside about 2 hours for this at least. It is right across the street from the US Mint and Liberty Bell and 1 block away from Independence Hall. This was the best of the tours. So I would recommend... More
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Diane M
Where did you book the tour? We are visiting Philadelphia for 3 days in March.
13 February 2016|
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Response from Jonathan W | Reviewed this property |
Just turn up. No need to book in advance.
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