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 - November 13, 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 - 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.

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 4, 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.

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.

Propose your own Amendment to the US Constitution

July 15, 2016 - July 19, 2016

​The National Constitution Center & Constitute invite you to become a Constitution Drafter! Join us for lunch in the Drafting Lab at the National Constitution Center to participate in the 28th Amendment Project, where you will propose your own amendment to the US Constitution.

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.

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.

National Constitution Center Town Halls

July 25, 2016

Join us at for two programs at Congress Hall and the National Constitution Center during the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

The Future of the Constitution: The View from Congress

July 25, 2016

U.S. Senators Chris Coons and Richard Durbin join the National Constitution Center’s Jeffrey Rosen for a wide-ranging conversation about constitutional issues.

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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