The National Constitution Center is the Museum of We the People, America's Town Hall, and a civic education headquarters dedicated to non-partisan constitutional education and debate.

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upcoming programs

  • Senator Kirsten Gillibrand: Raise Your Voice, Change the World September 16, 2014

    Join Senator Kirsten Gillibrand for an insider’s view on D.C. politics. Senator Gillibrand will touch on her career including her legislative successes and disappointments, as well as her famous predecessor, as described in her forthcoming book, Off the Sidelines: Raise Your Voice, Change the World. A special book signing opportunity with Senator Gillibrand will follow the program.

  • The Federalist Papers September 24, 2014

    Federal judges, when interpreting the U.S. Constitution, frequently use the Federalist Papers as a contemporary account of the intentions of the Framers. Justice Thomas Saylor of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania offers a primer on the famous articles and essays written by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay to win public favor and persuade state legislatures to ratify the Constitution.

latest podcasts

  • Online privacy for public figures in the social media age

    Do current laws give public figures and private people adequate protection from online hackers who post content on websites? The National Constitution Center’s Jeffrey Rosen speaks with Eric Posner and Marc Rotenberg about a very personal topic.

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Exhibitions

  • Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello

    Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello

    This powerful, engaging exhibition uses Thomas Jefferson's plantation Monticello as a focal point for examining the dilemma of slavery in the United States. April 9 – October 19, 2014