Memorial Day

Memorial Day

May 23 – 25, 2015

Memorial Day Weekend
May 23 to 25, 2015

Originally known as Decoration Day, an occasion to honor soldiers who gave their lives during the American Civil War, the Memorial Day civic holiday now honors all members of the military who have given their lives in defense of the Constitution and its legacy of freedom. During Memorial Day Weekend, the National Constitution Center will pay tribute to those brave men and women by exploring how Americans today honor our military heroes.

At the Museum

Memorial Day Weekend

Admission: Free with museum admission.

Program times vary; check the museum Visitor Guide upon arrival for the schedule.

In the Classroom

Honor those who gave their lives in service to the U.S. Constitution with a variety of Memorial Day resources for the classroom.

Lesson Plans