The Presidency of George Washington

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.
Guests will have access to the Powers of the President exhibit from 5 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.

$7 Members, teachers & students • $15 public • Free for 1787 Members

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This program is sold out. Although tickets are no longer available, you may still be able to attend as a standby walk-in on a first-come, first-served basis if there are seats available at the start of the program.

Please note: T.H. Breen and Joseph Ellis are no longer participating in this event.

Award-winning presidential historian Edward Larson, renowned constitutional scholar Akhil Reed Amar, and Douglas Bradburn, founding director of the Washington Library at Mount Vernon, explore Washington’s conception of the presidency during the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Jeffrey Rosen, president and CEO of the National Constitution Center, moderates.

Guests will have a rare opportunity to view George Washington’s Acts of Congress, which includes his personally annotated copy of the U.S. Constitution, from 5 - 6:15 p.m. before the discussion.

This program is presented in conjunction with the Center's feature exhibit, Powers of the President, open through January 29, 2017.

Event & Parking Information

  • This program is sold out. Although tickets are no longer available, you may still be able to attend as a standby walk-in on a first-come, first-served basis if there are seats available at the start of the program. Please note, standby walk-ins are not guaranteed admittance.
  • For faster check-in you can now present your eTicket at registration.
  • Seating begins at 5 p.m., and programs last approximately one hour unless otherwise noted. Programs begin promptly and latecomers may not be admitted.
  • Please note programs are subject to change; call the National Constitution Center or check our website for updated information.
  • The National Constitution Center's parking garage will be closed to guests of this program. Parking will be available at the Independence Visitor Center Parking Garage located on 6th Street between Arch Street and Market Street on a first-come, first-served basis. For hours and rates, visit the IVC website.

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