The National Constitution Center is a museum with interactive exhibits dedicated to teaching Americans about the Constitution. ((courtesy, J. Smith for Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation))

The National Constitution Center, just two blocks from the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall, is the country's only museum devoted solely to the U.S. Constitution. Construction on the museum began September 17, 2000—213 years to the day that the U.S. Constitution was signed—and opened less than three years later, on July 4, 2003. The center is dedicated to teaching Americans about the Constitution and its relevance, with a number of interactive exhibits for the entire family. In the DeVos Hall's American Experience, visitors can vote for their all-time favorite president, take the presidential oath of office, take the seat of a Supreme Court justice, and honor the servicemen and servicewomen who have fought for and defended the Constitution. Visitor conveniences include the Delegates' Cafe, a 225-seat, glass-enclosed restaurant overlooking Independence Mall, as well as a store that offers a wide range of gifts, books, clothing, jewelry, and toys.

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Away Travel Expert: Candyce H. Stapen
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FamilyExpert Rating 4.0 out of 5 Recommended for:
Children aged 6 - 12 and 13 - 17
FamilyExpert Tips & Helpful Hints
  • Ask about audio tours for kids
  • Do go to the theater to watch the stirring multimedia presentation, Freedom Rising
  • Don't miss: Taking the Presidential Oath of Office

525 Arch St
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106

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Telephone Number: (215) 409-6600
The details, dates, and prices mentioned here were accurate at the time of publication.

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