Constituting Liberty: From the Declaration to the Bill of Rights Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello
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Constituting Liberty: From the Declaration to the Bill of Rights

Featured Event Now through 2017

Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello

April 9, 2014 - January 4, 2015

Thomas Jefferson helped create a new nation based on individual freedom and self-government—yet he remained a slaveholder throughout his life. This powerful, engaging exhibition uses Monticello, Jefferson’s plantation in central Virginia, as a focal point for examining the dilemma of slavery in the United States and illuminating the lives of Monticello’s enslaved people.

Living News 2014

October 6, 2014 - December 19, 2014

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 12th Annual Templeton Lecture for Economic Liberty and the Constitution

December 1, 2014

Join AEI Scholar Charles Murray as he discusses "The Founding Virtues: 1787 and 2014."

100 Years of Politics and Culture in America

December 2, 2014

In celebration of The New Republic's 100th year anniversary, Franklin Foer, editor of The New Republic, joins the National Constitution Center for a conversation on the magazine’s recently released book exploring the pivotal issues of modern America.

Reagan at Reykjavik

December 9, 2014

Ken Adelman shares his riveting firsthand account of the unexpectedly historic summit in Reykjavik, Iceland in 1986 with Reagan and Gorbachev.

Bill of Rights Day Book Festival

December 15, 2014

Join the Constitution Center on Bill of Rights Day for the museum's first ever book festival.

Members Preview and Educator Open House for Constituting Liberty Exhibition

December 15, 2014

A special Members Only Preview and Educator Open House. Be among the first to experience America's Founding Documents up close and take an exclusive tour of our new exhibition, Constituting Liberty: From the Declaration to the Bill of Rights.

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.

Museum closing early on Christmas Eve

December 24, 2014

The National Constitution Center will close at 3 p.m. on December 24, Christmas Eve.

The Museum will be closed on Christmas Day

December 25, 2014

The National Constitution Center will be closed on Christmas Day, December 25, 2014.

Holiday Week at the National Constitution Center

December 26, 2014 - December 31, 2014

The special Founding Fathers Fun Pack will help your family save on admission and lunch! This Holiday Week, stop by the National Constitution Center and celebrate those famous gifts our founders gave us: the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and The Bill of Rights.

The Museum is closing early on New Year's Eve

December 31, 2014

The National Constitution Center will close at 3 p.m. on December 31, New Year's Eve.

The Museum is closed on New Year's Day January 1, 2015

January 1, 2015

The National Constitution Center will be closed on New Year's Day, January 1, 2015.

Wedding Open House January 9, 2015

January 9, 2015 - January 10, 2015

Meet with wedding professionals from the National Constitution Center, Brûlée Catering, and more.

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.

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!

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!

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!