Powers of the President Exhibit Headed to the White House Constituting Liberty: From the Declaration to the Bill of Rights

Powers of the President Exhibit

July 22, 2016 - January 20, 2017

Headed to the White House

February 12, 2016 - December 31, 2016

Constituting Liberty: From the Declaration to the Bill of Rights

December 15, 2014 - December 22, 2017
Featured Event
 Feature Exhibit 

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 - December 31, 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.

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.

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.

Powers of the President Exhibit

July 22, 2016 - January 20, 2017

From George Washington to Abraham Lincoln, FDR to Richard Nixon, presidents have been defining and redefining the office while testing the boundaries of presidential power. This exhibit explores the nature of executive power under the Constitution.

Plan Your Field Trip Today

September 6, 2016 - July 1, 2017

Located just steps from the Liberty Bell in Historic Philadelphia, the National Constitution Center is the only museum dedicated to the U.S. Constitution. Plan your field trip today and discover why the National Constitution Center is the top choice for civics and history educators nationwide.

School Supplies Drive

November 25, 2016 - January 16, 2017

Starting November 25, visitors can donate school supplies and support our Martin Luther King, Jr. Day service projects.

IQ2US Debate: Call a Convention to Amend the Constitution

December 7, 2016

Almost everyone can think of something they would like to change in the U.S. Constitution. It is always tempting to invoke Article V to “fix" it, or “restore" it, or “improve" it. But there is a substantial risk to tinkering: many amendments seem to have unintended consequences. Should the states call a convention to amend the Constitution?

Populism, Demagogues, and Constitutional Democracy

December 8, 2016

Many voters across America and around the world are frustrated with establishment politics. But is the rising tide of populism a threat to constitutional values?

Bill of Rights Day with $5 Admission

December 15, 2016

Enjoy $5 all-access admission, courtesy of Macy's, as we celebrate the 225th anniversary of the Bill of Rights. Featured programs include a public reading of the Constitution’s first ten amendments, a Bill of Rights Birthday cake, appearances by “James Madison,” and more.

Bill of Rights Day Book Festival

December 15, 2016

On the 225th Anniversary of the Bill of Rights, don’t miss our annual book festival featuring four back-to-back discussions with acclaimed authors. Seating is limited. Advanced registration is highly recommended.

Winter Holiday Hours

December 24, 2016 - January 1, 2017

The National Constitution Center will be observing the following hours from December 24, 2016 through January 1, 2017.

Museum Open until 3 p.m. Dec. 24

December 24, 2016

The National Constitution Center will be closing early on December 24, 2016. Our hours will be 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. We will also be closed on December 25, 2016.

Museum Closed Christmas Day

December 25, 2016

The National Constitution Center will be closed on Christmas Day, December 25, 2016.

Winter Break Programming

December 26, 2016 - December 31, 2016

‘Tis the season to visit the Center: all week long you can step back in time and explore fun holiday traditions and historic moments from American history. Learn about the December 1776 turning point of the American Revolution and what life was like for a typical infantryman in the American Continental Army. Additional activities include colonial dress-up and photo opportunities, 18th century games, and the Growing up, American Style interactive program.

Museum Open until 3 p.m. Dec. 31

December 31, 2016

The National Constitution Center will be closing early on December 31, 2016.

Martin Luther King Day with $5 Admission

January 16, 2017

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s lifelong dedication to justice, equality, and service for the greater good, the National Constitution Center will once again join with Global Citizen’s Greater Philadelphia Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service for a daylong commemoration. Enjoy $5 admission to the museum courtesy of Macy's.

African American History Month

February 1, 2017 - February 28, 2017

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 exhibit 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. African American History Month at the museum is generously sponsored by TD Bank, through the TD Charitable Foundation.

Presidents Day Weekend

February 18, 2017 - February 20, 2017

This Presidents Day Weekend visitors to the museum will learn about the role of the president and what it takes to be commander-in-chief. African American History Month and FREE ADMISSION on Presidents Day is generously sponsored by TD Bank, through the TD Charitable Foundation.

Presidents Day with FREE Admission

February 20, 2017

Join us on Presidents Day and learn about the role of the president and what it takes to be commander-in-chief. African American History Month and FREE ADMISSION on Presidents Day is generously sponsored by TD Bank, through the TD Charitable Foundation.

Women’s History Month

March 1, 2017 - March 31, 2017

Throughout March, visitors to the Center can participate in a variety of events in honor of Women’s History Month. Participate in an array of activities including the new program Decoding the Lyrics: “Bad Romance: Women’s Suffrage,” which uses a hit pop song to tell the story of women’s suffrage. Then, take a self-guided tour of the Center’s main exhibition, The Story of We the People, which highlights defining moments in women’s history. Artifact highlights include a judicial robe worn by retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and a collection of artifacts from Susan B. Anthony and the movement for women’s suffrage.

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!

Living News Spring 2017

March 27, 2017 - June 2, 2017

Returning this spring for a limited engagement! Featuring three engaging actors who play multiple roles, Living News introduces controversial constitutional issues and encourages the students to explore their own points of view.

Spring Break Programming

April 12, 2017 - April 19, 2017

Don’t let the learning stop just because school is out! Head to the museum and enjoy our newest exhibits, participate in a variety of great programs and activities, and learn all about our country’s history!

Tax Day

April 17, 2017

Join the Center for Tax Day to make sense of the nation’s dollars and cents, and explore the history and significance of taxation in America.

Earth Day

April 22, 2017

It’s the duty of every citizen to help preserve the environment. As part of the Center’s Earth Day celebration, visitors will learn about green pioneers like President Teddy Roosevelt and First Lady Claudia “Lady Bird” Johnson.

Memorial Day Weekend

May 27, 2017 - May 29, 2017

Originally known as Decoration Day, an occasion to honor soldiers who gave their lives during the American Civil War, the Memorial Day civic holiday now honors all members of the military who have given their lives in defense of the Constitution and its legacy of freedom. Join the National Constitution Center for special programs and events to commemorate Memorial Day.

Stripes and Stars Festival

June 14, 2017

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!

Flag Day with $5 Admission

June 14, 2017

As a part of the Philadelphia Stripes and Stars Festival, the National Constitution Center will host our annual Flag Day celebration, featuring $5 museum admission courtesy of Macy’s.

An All American Celebration

July 1, 2017 - July 4, 2017

Join the National Constitution Center for an array of patriotic festivities surrounding Independence Day. Museum admission will be FREE on Independence Day, July 4, courtesy of the John Templeton Foundation.

Independence Day with FREE Admission

July 4, 2017

Join the National Constitution Center on Independence Day for an array of patriotic festivities. Museum admission will be FREE on Independence Day, July 4, courtesy of the John Templeton Foundation.

Constitution Day

September 17, 2017 - September 18, 2017

In September of 1787, the Founding Fathers signed the most influential document in American history: the United States Constitution. Every year, the National Constitution Center commemorates that historic day by hosting the best Constitution Day Celebration in the country! Museum admission will be FREE on Monday, September 18 for our Constitution Day Observance.

Constitution Day Observance with FREE Admission

September 18, 2017

Museum admission will be FREE on Monday, September 18 for our Constitution Day Observance. Book today! Call 215-409-6800.

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!

Veterans Day

November 11, 2017

In honor of Veterans Day, the National Constitution Center will recognize the dedication and sacrifices of the brave men and women who have answered the Constitution’s call to “provide for the common defense.”

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!

Museum Closed Thanksgiving Day

November 23, 2017

The National Constitution Center will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 23, 2017.

Thanksgiving Weekend

November 24, 2017 - November 26, 2017

Did you know that Thanksgiving was first proclaimed by President George Washington, and later by President Abraham Lincoln? Visit the Center this Thanksgiving Weekend as we explore the history of the holiday with a cornucopia of fun fall activities.

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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