Main Exhibition

Main Exhibition

Step inside and be inspired by interactive exhibits, live performances, rare artifacts, and hands-on activities that bring the Constitution to life for all ages of people.

The National Constitution Center’s main exhibitions include three attractions: Freedom Rising, a multimedia theatrical production; The Story of We the People, an interactive exhibition; and the iconic Signers’ Hall, with 42 life-size, bronze statues of the Founding Fathers.  Photography and video of any kind are prohibited in the museum exhibit areas, with the exception of Signers’ Hall.

The Main Exhibition Experience

Artifact Spotlight

Press Room

Light-sensitive artifacts need to rest periodically and might not be on display at the time of your visit.

Main Exhibition Must-Sees

Supreme Court Bench

Try on a justice’s robe, take a seat, and weigh in on famous Supreme Court cases. Plus, check out the actual robe worn by Justice Sandra Day O’Connor.

Election Central Voting Booths

In our interactive voting booths, you can take part in “fantasy elections” between presidents from Harry Truman to Barack Obama.

American National Tree

Engage with interactive touch screens to learn about 100 citizens who have shaped America’s constitutional history.

Presidential Oath of Office

Do you solemnly swear to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution? Watch yourself on the big screen as you recite the oath of office.

Living News

Featuring three engaging actors who play multiple roles, this live theatrical performance introduces controversial constitutional issues and encourages students to explore their own points of view.

Where Is The U.S. Constitution?

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Explore two significant heirlooms of our constitutional heritage: the first public printing and the signed, handwritten Constitution.


First Public Printing of the Constitution

The National Constitution Center owns a rare, original copy of the first public printing of the Constitution. The Constitutional Convention was conducted under an oath of secrecy, so this printing represents the first time Americans saw the Constitution.


Signed, Handwritten Constitution

The signed, handwritten Constitution is at the National Archives in Washington, D.C. It was signed in Philadelphia on September 17, 1787, by 39 delegates to the Constitutional Convention.

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Traveling Exhibitions

Traveling Exhibitions

Museums and other venues can host a world-class exhibition from the Center.


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