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.

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

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.

Women’s History Month Programs

March 1, 2015 - March 31, 2015

Throughout March, visitors to the National Constitution Center can participate in a variety of events in honor of Women’s History Month. Participate in an array of activities including the exciting 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 museum’s exhibitions. The tour 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.

Do We Need An Equal Rights Amendment To Ensure Gender Equality?

March 4, 2015

The Supreme Court and Second-Wave Feminism: Do We Need An Equal Rights Amendment To Ensure Gender Equality in the U.S.?

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 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.

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 — Magna Carta, which turns 800 this year.

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.

Created Equal? Freedom Riders: Roadblocks and Redemption on “Freedom’s Main Line”

March 26, 2015

In 1961, U.S. Supreme Court decisions that overturned racial segregation in interstate travel were largely ignored in the South. To challenge this status quo, more than 400 black and white Americans, called Freedom Riders, performed a simple act: they traveled into the segregated South in small interracial groups and sat where they pleased on interstate buses. The National Constitution Center invites you to join a special program with Constitution Center President & CEO Jeffrey Rosen to discuss the heroic acts of the Freedom Riders and the tensions between the civil rights movement of that time and the Kennedy administration.

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

Fun with the Founders Spring Break

April 2, 2015 - April 8, 2015

Don’t take a break from learning this spring! Step back into history and get to know the men and women who helped shape our nation!

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!

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

June 5, 2015 - September 7, 2015

The William Way LGBT Community Center is proud to present an exhibition at the National Constitution Center that will chronicle - through artifacts, personal stories, pivotal court cases - the decades-long debate over gay rights.