Alexander Hamilton and the Foundation of America’s Financial System Headed to the White House Constituting Liberty: From the Declaration to the Bill of Rights

Alexander Hamilton and the Foundation of America’s Financial System

April 13, 2016 - July 10, 2016

Headed to the White House

February 12, 2016 - November 13, 2016

Constituting Liberty: From the Declaration to the Bill of Rights

December 15, 2014 - December 22, 2017
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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.

Headed to the White House

February 12, 2016 - November 13, 2016

Headed to the White House is the only exhibit of its kind, uniquely created to engage students, teachers and families with the election season.

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.

Confirmations: The Battle Over the Constitution

March 28, 2016 - December 31, 2016

“Confirmations: The Battle Over the Constitution” is a partnership between the National Constitution Center and The Atlantic to engage commentators from all perspectives to reflect on the stakes of the Supreme Court nomination battle across a range of issues.

Alexander Hamilton and the Foundation of America’s Financial System

April 13, 2016 - July 10, 2016

The National Constitution Center’s new exhibit,Alexander Hamilton and the Foundation of America’s Financial System, explores how Hamilton, America’s first treasury secretary, sought to establish a national system of banking, finance, taxation, coinage, and currency—a complete financial revolution.

Latest Tour News and Return Engagement for American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition

April 20, 2016 - September 5, 2018

Step back in time to an era of flappers and suffragists, bootleggers and temperance workers, and real-life legends like Al Capone and Carry Nation.

Support Freedom Rising

May 19, 2016 - December 31, 2016

Make a contribution today to support Freedom Rising and your gift will be matched by a generous $100,000 challenge grant from the Hamilton Family Foundation. Your support, combined with matching funds from the Hamilton Family Foundation, will help us provide more opportunities for people of all ages to visit the National Constitution Center, experience Freedom Rising, and see themselves as active participants in our unfolding Constitutional history.

Signed Jackie Robinson Contracts on Display For A Limited Time

May 26, 2016 - June 5, 2016

Signed Jackie Robinson Contracts on Display For A Limited Time May 26 to June 5, 2016 See the contracts during our Memorial Day Weekend Celebration and for FREE on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30.

Jeffrey Rosen: Louis D. Brandeis: American Prophet

June 1, 2016

Center President Jeffrey Rosen discusses his new book, "Louis D. Brandeis: American Prophet," with leading Brandeis scholars Philippa Strum and Melvin Urofsky.

Sidney Blumenthal & Sean Wilentz: The Hidden History of American Politics

June 6, 2016

Former political aide Sidney Blumenthal and prominent historian Sean Wilentz explore the role party politics has played in America’s enduring struggle against economic inequality.

Intelligence Squared Debate: Has the President Usurped Congressional Power?

June 8, 2016

The award-winning show Intelligence Squared U.S. returns to the Center for an exciting and live debate. ABC News correspondent John Donvan moderates.

Disability Pride Celebration

June 11, 2016

On June 11, 2016 the National Constitution Center will participate in Philadelphia’s city-wide Disability Pride Celebration.

Cass Sunstein: The World According to Star Wars

June 13, 2016

Harvard legal scholar and former White House advisor Cass Sunstein explores George Lucas’s masterpiece as it relates to rebellions, constitutional law, presidential elections, and more.

Philadelphia’s Stripes and Stars Festival 2016

June 14, 2016

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! The National Constitution Center is offering discounted $5 museum admission on June 14, courtesy of Macy’s, as part of a series of Macy’s Family Days.

Jim Obergefell And Debbie Cenziper: The Story of Obergefell

June 16, 2016

Jim Obergefell, lead plaintiff in Obergefell v. Hodges, and the Washington Posts’ Debbie Cenziper, provide a behind-the-scenes look inside the landmark Supreme Court case that extended the right to marry to same-sex couples.

What Shakespeare Can Teach Us about Law

June 23, 2016

In commemoration of the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, scholars and artists address the broad question of what Shakespeare can teach us about justice.

June Educator Family Day

June 25, 2016

Educators are invited to visit the National Constitution Center for free, with discounted admission for their families.

Abortion and the Constitution: What You Need to Know

June 27, 2016

Join us for a discussion on current and future constitutional debates about abortion, including the future of Roe v. Wade and the issues in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, now before the Supreme Court.

All-American Celebration June 30, 2016

June 30, 2016

Free Admission Courtesy of Wawa. Join the National Constitution Center for an array of patriotic festivities surrounding Independence Day. Wawa chefs, hundreds of Wawa associates, and hoagie-lovers from across Philadelphia will come together to build more than 20,000 hoagies weighing five tons.

All-American Celebration July 1, 2016

July 1, 2016

Celebrate America’s birthday at American’s birthplace: Independence mall!

All-American Celebration July 2, 2016

July 2, 2016

Free Admission Courtesy of Wawa. 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 3, 2016

July 3, 2016

Celebrate America’s birthday at American’s birthplace: Independence mall!

All-American Celebration July 4, 2016

July 4, 2016

Free Admission courtesy of the John Templeton Foundation. 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).

2016 Annual Supreme Court Review

July 6, 2016

Distinguished legal experts examine the Supreme Court’s landmark 2015-16 session, which included significant cases about affirmative action, abortion, religious liberty, and immigration.

POLITICALFEST 2016

July 22, 2016 - July 27, 2016

The National Constitution Center is pleased to be the hub for PoliticalFest 2016, a one-of-a-kind festival celebrating political history, government, and the election season, held by the Philadelphia 2016 Host Committee for the Democratic National Convention. It will run from Friday, July 22 through Wednesday, July 27.

POLITICALFEST July 22, 2016

July 22, 2016

PoliticalFest will consist of nonpartisan exhibits, appropriate for all ages, at seven participating locations, with the National Constitution Center serving as the hub.

POLITICALFEST July 23, 2016

July 23, 2016

Your PoliticalFest ticket grants access to all locations, each featuring different displays and attractions, including the campaign trail, Pennsylvania & the Presidency, a media zone, political entertainment, and more.

POLITICALFEST July 24, 2016

July 24, 2016

The National Constitution Center will be the hub for PoliticalFest 2016, a one-of-a-kind festival celebrating political history, government, and the election season, held by the Philadelphia 2016 Host Committee for the Democratic National Convention.

POLITICALFEST July 25, 2016

July 25, 2016

The National Constitution Center is the hub for PoliticalFest 2016, a one-of-a-kind festival celebrating political history, government, and the election season, held by the Philadelphia 2016 Host Committee for the Democratic National Convention Friday, July 22- Wednesday, July 27.

POLITICALFEST July 26, 2016

July 26, 2016

PoliticalFest consists of nonpartisan exhibits, appropriate for all ages, at seven participating locations, with the National Constitution Center serving as the hub.

The Presidency of George Washington

July 27, 2016

Top presidential historians and contemporary constitutional experts explore Washington’s conception of the presidency during the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

POLITICALFEST July 27, 2016

July 27, 2016

The National Constitution Center is the hub for PoliticalFest 2016, a one-of-a-kind festival celebrating political history, government, and the election season, held by the Philadelphia 2016 Host Committee for the Democratic National Convention.

July Educator Family Day

July 30, 2016

Educators are invited to visit the National Constitution Center for free, with discounted admission for their families

August Educator Family Day

August 28, 2016

Educators are invited to visit the National Constitution Center for free, with discounted admission for their families.

Constitution Day 2016

September 16, 2016

Every year, the National Constitution hosts the best Constitution Day Celebration in the country. The National Constitution Center will observe Constitution Day on Friday, September 16, 2016.

Liberty Medal Ceremony to honor Civil Rights Icon and Congressman John Lewis

September 19, 2016

Civil Rights icon, U.S. Representative John Lewis will receive the National Constitution Center's 2016 Liberty Medal on September 19 in Philadelphia. Rep. John Lewis is the only surviving “Big Six” leader of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s.

September Educator Family Day

September 24, 2016

Educators are invited to visit the National Constitution Center for free, with discounted admission for their families.

Boy Scout & Cub Scout Day November 5, 2016

November 5, 2016

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!

Girl Scout Day November 12, 2016

November 12, 2016

The museum’s staff takes girls of today on a journey back in time to learn more about our nation’s greatest women heroes, from suffragists to Supreme Court Justices! Girl Scouts of all ages will participate in our exciting women’s history programs, including interactive trivia games, exclusive tours of our exhibitions, and a one-of-a-kind music video workshop!

Boy Scout & Cub Scout Day November 19, 2016

November 19, 2016

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!

Girl Scout Day March 11, 2017

March 11, 2017

Girl Scouts of All Ages! The museum’s staff takes girls of today on a journey back in time to learn more about our nation’s greatest women heroes, from suffragists to Supreme Court Justices! Girl Scouts of all ages will participate in our exciting women’s history programs, including interactive trivia games, exclusive tours of our exhibitions, and a one-of-a-kind music video workshop!

Boy Scout & Cub Scout Day March 25, 2017

March 25, 2017

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!

Boy Scout & Cub Scout Day October 28, 2017

October 28, 2017

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!

Girl Scout Day November 4, 2017

November 4, 2017

Girl Scouts of All Ages! The museum’s staff takes girls of today on a journey back in time to learn more about our nation’s greatest women heroes, from suffragists to Supreme Court Justices! Girl Scouts of all ages will participate in our exciting women’s history programs, including interactive trivia games, exclusive tours of our exhibitions, and a one-of-a-kind music video workshop!

Boy Scout & Cub Scout Day November 18, 2017

November 18, 2017

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!

Girl Scout Day March 10, 2018

March 10, 2018

Girl Scouts of All Ages! The museum’s staff takes girls of today on a journey back in time to learn more about our nation’s greatest women heroes, from suffragists to Supreme Court Justices! Girl Scouts of all ages will participate in our exciting women’s history programs, including interactive trivia games, exclusive tours of our exhibitions, and a one-of-a-kind music video workshop!

Boy Scout & Cub Scout Day March 24, 2018

March 24, 2018

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!

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