Speaking Out for Equality: the Constitution, Gay Rights, and the Supreme Court Creating Camelot: The Kennedy Photography of Jacques Lowe Constituting Liberty: From the Declaration to the Bill of Rights
Featured Event
Feature Exhibition

Constituting Liberty: From the Declaration to the Bill of Rights

Featured Event Now through 2017

Constituting Liberty: From the Declaration to the Bill of Rights

December 15, 2014 - December 22, 2017

The National Constitution Center is proud to display one of the 12 surviving copies of the Bill of Rights starting December 15, 2014.

Creating Camelot: The Kennedy Photography of Jacques Lowe

February 13, 2015 - September 7, 2015

The stunning exhibit showcases unforgettable images of public and private moments taken by John F. Kennedy’s personal photographer, Jacques Lowe.

Living News 2015

March 9, 2015 - June 5, 2015

Today’s headlines are brought to life in this dynamic, 25-minute performance incorporating video, contemporary music, and current news broadcasts in Living News.

History Unfolds – with Discounted Summer Days!

May 20, 2015 - September 17, 2015

Join us throughout the summer for great deals and family-friendly programs!

IQ2US Debate

June 2, 2015

Resolved: The Equal Protection Clause does not require States to license same-sex marriages.

Opening Party for Speaking Out Exhibition

June 4, 2015

Join the National Constitution Center as we celebrate the opening of our newest feature exhibition, Speaking Out for Equality: The Constitution, Gay Rights, and the Supreme Court.

Speaking Out for Equality: the Constitution, Gay Rights, and the Supreme Court

June 5, 2015 - January 3, 2016

The National Constitution Center is proud to present an exhibition in partnership with William Way LGBT Community Center that will chronicle the gay rights movement and the ongoing debate over how much the Constitution protects gay rights.

Hollingsworth v. Perry: A Revolutionary Decision

June 9, 2015

Renowned legal scholar Kenji Yoshino tells the definitive story of the landmark trial he says will stand as the most potent argument for marriage equality.

The Constitution 101: Everything You Need to Know in 2015

June 11, 2015

A modern primer on the U.S. Constitution addressing the myths and partial truths that exist today.

Stripes and Stars Festival: Flag Day and Army Birthday 2015

June 14, 2015

From star-spangled banners to five-star generals, Philadelphia celebrates the shared birthday of two of our country’s greatest institutions—the American flag and the U.S. Army! Admission on June 14, 2015 will be $5, courtesy of Macy’s

Macy’s Family Day Celebrating the American Flag

June 14, 2015

Celebrate the American flag at the National Constitution Center’s Macy’s Family Day, a part Philadelphia’s Stripes and Stars Festival! $5 courtesy Macy’s

On The Road with America's Town Hall

June 16, 2015

Join us in New York for our next cutting-edge debate on the NSA’s Mass Phone Data Collection and whether this violates the Fourth Amendment

Do the Founding Fathers Have All the Answers?

June 18, 2015

Historian David Sehat describes how Americans have repeatedly sought out the Founding Fathers to defend their policies.

28th Amendment Project Drafting Lab

July 1, 2015

Join the National Constitution Center as we test out an exciting new activity! On July 1, 2015 we will be conducting trial runs of an activity in the 28th Amendment Project Drafting Lab using NCC visitors as participants.

All American Celebration July 2

July 2, 2015

Join the National Constitution Center for FREE ADMISSION and an array of patriotic festivities surrounding Independence Day, including the interactive Independence Day show, exploring the history of the Declaration of Independence and how the definition of “We the People” has expanded since Thomas Jefferson penned the famous words “…all men are created equal…” in 1776. Visitors can create Colonial-era arts and crafts and stop by the museum’s Revolutionary War encampment on the museum’s front lawn. Colonial musical performances will take place throughout the week as well as appearances by some other famous historical figures (in the form of reenactors).

Finding the Founders

July 2, 2015

Visit the National Constitution Center and neighboring sites throughout Historic Philadelphia for our Finding the Founders series!

All American Celebration July 3

July 3, 2015

Join the National Constitution Center for an array of patriotic festivities surrounding Independence Day, including the interactive Independence Day show, exploring the history of the Declaration of Independence and how the definition of “We the People” has expanded since Thomas Jefferson penned the famous words “…all men are created equal…” in 1776.

All American Celebration July 4

July 4, 2015

Visitors can create Colonial-era arts and crafts and stop by the museum’s Revolutionary War encampment on the museum’s front lawn. Colonial musical performances will take place throughout the week as well as appearances by some other famous historical figures (in the form of reenactors).

All American Celebration July 5

July 5, 2015

Join the National Constitution Center for an array of patriotic festivities surrounding Independence Day, including the interactive Independence Day show, exploring the history of the Declaration of Independence and how the definition of “We the People” has expanded since Thomas Jefferson penned the famous words “…all men are created equal…” in 1776.

2015 Supreme Court Review

July 8, 2015

Join distinguished legal scholars Erwin Chemerinsky and Frederick Lawrence to examine the Supreme Court’s landmark 2014-15 session.

Why the Innocent Plead Guilty

July 15, 2015

Federal Judges Jed S. Rakoff and Michael M. Baylson debate the public misconceptions and systemic failings of America’s criminal justice system.

Constitution Day 2015

September 17, 2015

Join the National Constitution Center for the nation’s best Constitution Day celebration! We are the place to turn to fulfill your education requirements—at the museum and in the classroom!

World Meeting of Families

September 22, 2015 - September 27, 2015

Visitors to Philadelphia for the World Meeting of Families will enjoy stopping by the National Constitution Center

Living News FALL 2015

October 19, 2015 - December 4, 2015

Today’s headlines are brought to life in this dynamic, 25-minute performance incorporating video, contemporary music, and current news broadcasts in Living News.

The 2015 Liberty Medal Ceremony

October 26, 2015

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet will receive the 2015 Liberty Medal in recognition of his advocacy for human rights worldwide. His Holiness the Dalai Lama will receive the prestigious award during the 27th annual Liberty Medal award ceremony at 5:00 p.m. on Monday, October 26, 2015, at the National Constitution Center on Independence National Historical Park in Philadelphia.

Living News SPRING 2016

March 28, 2016 - June 3, 2016

Today’s headlines are brought to life in this dynamic, 25-minute performance incorporating video, contemporary music, and current news broadcasts in Living News.