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.

SPECIAL $10 ALL ACCESS PASS

January 8, 2015 - March 31, 2015

WINTER SALE: Now through March 31, 2015, tickets are only $10! Includes admission to the Main Exhibition Experience: Freedom Rising; The Story of We the People and Signers' Hall. Also includes our Feature Exhibition: Constituting Liberty: From the Declaration to the Bill of Rights order online

African American History Month Museum Programs 2015

February 1, 2015 - February 28, 2015

Visitors to the National Constitution Center this February can experience a variety of programs in honor of African American History Month. Explore the Museum’s The Story of We the People exhibition to discover key milestones in African-American history. During daily interactive programs, visitors can learn about the lives of African-American leaders, the history behind the Emancipation Proclamation, and more. The museum will offer free admission on Monday, February 16, 2015, courtesy of TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®

The First Amendment Bubble

February 3, 2015

Author Amy Gajda examines media today and its impact on the constitutional privileges of the press. This program is presented in conjunction of the National Constitution Center’s exhibition, Constituting Liberty: From the Declaration to the Bill of Rights. Come see an original Bill of Rights this winter for only $10 per ticket!

Corruption in America

February 10, 2015

Come hear law professor and political organizer Zephyr Teachout as she explores political corruption.

Lincoln’s Legacy: The 13th Amendment 150 Years Later

February 12, 2015

Don’t miss David Rubenstein, William Adams of NEH, and leading scholars Allen C. Guelzo and Lucas Morel for a special kick-off celebration.

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.

Presidents Day and Valentine's Day Weekend 2015

February 13, 2015 - February 16, 2015

This year, Presidents Day and Valentine’s Day fall on the same weekend, so you can show your love for all of our countries presidents at the National Constitution Center! Visitors to the museum will learn about the role of the president and what it takes to be commander in chief. At craft activity tables, children can create presidential masks, design their own presidential seals, and more. Guests also are invited to join in a special Presidential Tour of the Museum’s main exhibition. During Presidential Trivia, participants will race against the clock to answer questions about presidential elections, inaugurations, and even pets!

David Boaz: The Libertarian Mind

February 16, 2015

Join David Boaz of Cato Institute for a conversation around the libertarian perspective on government surveillance, the 2008 financial crisis, and more.

Judith Rodin: The Resilience Dividend

February 17, 2015

President of The Rockefeller Foundation, Judith Rodin, provides an astonishing range of stories on how people have developed resilience in the face of otherwise catastrophic challenges.

The Supreme Court and Second-Wave Feminism

March 4, 2015

In celebration of Women’s History Month, explore the parallels between second-wave feminism and the Supreme Court cases of that time.

Behind the Revolt: The Origins of American Independence

March 9, 2015

Generations have been taught that the American Revolution was a revolt against the king, but was it?

Living News 2015

March 9, 2015 - June 12, 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.

How the Magna Carta Shaped America

March 11, 2015

Scholar A.E. Dick Howard discusses the document that served as an inspiration for both the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights—the Magna Carta.

Boy Scout Day March 14, 2015

March 14, 2015

The National Constitution Center is the best place for Boy Scouts to discover more about American history, government, and citizenship! Our Scout Days feature guided tours, interactive quiz games, outdoor flag ceremonies, hands-on artifact workshops, activity tables, and more, all designed to help scouts earn badges and patches!

James McPherson: Why the Civil War Still Matters

March 16, 2015

Leading Civil War historian James McPherson unveils his highly anticipated book, The War that Forged a Nation.

Girl Scout Day March 28, 2015

March 28, 2015

The National Constitution Center is the best place for Girl Scouts to discover more about American history, government, and citizenship! Our Scout Days feature guided tours, interactive quiz games, outdoor flag ceremonies, hands-on artifact workshops, activity tables, and more, all designed to help scouts earn badges and patches!

New York IQ2US Debate

March 31, 2015

Has the president exceeded his constitutional authority by waging war without congressional authorization? Join us in New York for our next Intelligence Squared U.S. Debate

Boy Scout Day April 19, 2015

April 19, 2015

At the National Constitution Center, scouts will enjoy action-packed day learning about American history and the importance of good citizenship—all while meeting badge, patch, or journey requirements!