Extended hours on Thursday, July 2 and Friday, July 3, 2015 9:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.order online
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.
July 2, 2015 is Wawa Hoagie Day. The museum will have extended hours on Thursday, July 2, 2015 (9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.) Enjoy free museum admission on July 2, 2015, courtesy of Wawa
Wawa Hoagie Day is Life, Liberty, & the Pursuit of Deliciousness at its finest as 5 tons of hoagies will be assembled at the National Constitution Center and served free to thousands of people outside the Independence Visitor Center on Independence Mall starting at noon. Join in this patriotic event as Wawa salutes our military, fire, and police. The National Constitution Center will offer free admission to all visitors on July 2, courtesy of Wawa, as well as special programs and an exhibition on the history of the hoagie.
Finding the Founders July 2, 2015
10 am to 4 p.m.
Visit the National Constitution Center and neighboring sites throughout Historic Philadelphia for our Finding the Founders series! Join fascinating conversations with scholars, who will share their insights on equality and freedom through the lens of the American Revolution. The program will provide an expanded understanding of Independence Day—one that sees the holiday as both a celebration and an acknowledgment of America’s ongoing struggle to achieve the ideals expressed in the nation’s founding documents.
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?