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Constitution Day
September 17, 2014

Join the National Constitution Center as we kick off our calendar of civic holidays with the nation’s best Constitution Day celebration! We are the place to turn to fulfill your Constitution Day education requirements—at the museum and in the classroom. Head to the National Constitution Center on Constitution Day, September 17, 2014 for FREE admission, plus an array of engaging educational programs, ceremonies, hands-on crafts, and special guests.

FREE Admission to the National Constitution Center

Click here to book your group for Constitution Day!

227: Preamble Challenge

To kick off the day the Constitution was signed 227 years ago, the Center hosts a stirring reading of the first words written in our nation’s founding document: the Preamble.

American National Tree Induction Ceremony

One of the National Constitution Center’s most popular exhibits, the American National Tree spotlights 100 Americans whose actions have shaped constitutional history. Every Constitution Day, the museum adds a new individual to the exhibit.

Each year, the inductee is determined by the winner of a national student writing contest, the M.R. Robinson National Constitution Center American National Tree Award. The contest is held in partnership with Scholastic Inc. and the Alliance for Young Artists and Writers.

Naturalization Ceremony

Immigrants from across the globe will take the Oath of Allegiance to officially become citizens of the United States.

The Constitution’s Anniversary Celebration

Enjoy a slice of cake and sing “Happy Birthday” to ring in the 227th anniversary of the Constitution’s signing.

Printing and Craft Activities

Visitors can explore and learn more about Colonial Print Shops and take part in arts and crafts projects, calligraphy demonstration and join in on Colonial Lawn Games.

Pass the Citizenship Test show

Do you know what it takes to become an American citizen? During this engaging program, you’ll learn about the rights and responsibilities of citizenship and gain insight into our country and our freedoms.

Separation of Powers show

This high-energy show explores how our Constitution limits government by separating powers—a truly revolutionary idea! Take part in an educational tug-of-war game between the executive, legislative, and judicial branches while learning about checks and balances.

Bill of Rights show

Who wants to be a “Bill”-ionaire? In the Center’s fast-paced game show, visitors face off in a fun competition testing their Bill of Rights knowledge while an engaging host reveals the real deal about our amendments and freedoms.

September 8-19

Constitution Hall Pass: “Constitution Day 2014: The Bill of Rights”

Online video lesson and live chat: September 8-19, 2014 (live chat on weekdays only)
7 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST

Give your students a “hall pass” to travel through American history—without leaving the classroom! Constitution Hall Pass video lessons and live chats are a hit with millions of students and teachers nationwide. Our brand-new episode, “Constitution Day 2014: The Bill of Rights,” provides behind-the-scenes look at how these ten amendments were created and interpreted.

All you need is an internet connection to participate! Tune in at constitutioncenter.org/constitutionday.

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Constitution Day Kit
Constitution Day Kit
Everything you need for a Constitution Day lesson and activities. Comes with lesson plan, DVD, pocket constitutions and more!