Extended hours on July 2-3, 9:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
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. Programs will include special scholarly talks at the Constitution Center and other locations throughout Historic Philadelphia. Visitors also can create Colonial-era arts and crafts and visit a 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).
In the case of inclement weather colonial programming will take place inside the museum.
Eleven years before the Constitution was drafted, Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence, in which he described certain essential human rights. What would you include in a list of rights that you think are important and why?