Exhibit Spaces

Note: No food, beverage, or photography is permitted in our theater or exhibit spaces.

MAIN EXHIBIT

The Center’s main exhibit includes three signature attractions: Freedom Rising in the Kimmel Theater, The Story of We the People in the Richard and Helen DeVos Exhibition Hall, and Signers’ Hall.

Freedom Rising is a multimedia theatrical production with 360-degree projection, state-of-the-art sound and lighting, and a live actor who narrates the American quest for freedom. Guests will be inspired by this stirring, 17-minute journey through the extraordinary story of “We the People.”

The Story of We the People is a dynamic, interactive exhibit that illuminates America’s constitutional history through innovative exhibits, films and photographs, rare artifacts, and hands-on activities led by our education staff.

Signers’ Hall is one of the Center’s most popular and iconic attractions, where you can sign the Constitution alongside 42 life-size, bronze statues of the Founding Fathers.

Capacity

  • 325 in Freedom Rising
  • 400 in The Story of We the People

FEATURE EXHIBITS

Constituting Liberty: from the Declaration to the Bill of Rights, in the NEW George H.W. Bush Gallery
December 15, 2014 - 2017

Experience America’s founding documents up close! The National Constitution Center is proud to display one of the 12 surviving copies of the Bill of Rights. The Museum of We the People is the first institution in Pennsylvania to exhibit this historic document to the general public. It has been preserved as part of The New York Public Library’s renowned research collection for over 100 years.
The Bill of Rights is displayed alongside a first edition Stone Engraving of the Declaration of Independence and a rare copy of the first public printing of the U.S. Constitution in the brand new George H.W. Bush Gallery.

American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition
March 3 - July 16, 2017

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.Created by the National Constitution Center, American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition is the first comprehensive exhibit about America’s most colorful and complex constitutional hiccup. Spanning from the dawn of the temperance movement, through the Roaring ’20s, to the unprecedented repeal of a constitutional amendment, this exhibit brings the whole story of Prohibition vividly to life.

Powers of the President
Now through May 7, 2017

This exhibit explores the nature of executive power under the Constitution, and how various presidents have exercised it over time.

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