The Declaration of Independence was written in 1776 by Thomas Jefferson.
The Magna Carta, or “Great Charter,” established the rule of law.
Explore how music has shaped Americans’ understanding of their history.
A perspective by Richard R. Beeman, professor of history at the University of Pennsylvania.
A perspective by Kim Lane Scheppele, professor of law, political science, and sociology at the University of Pennsylvania.
Our engaging, dynamic exhibits and programs are aligned with state and national standards so you can connect your field trip with your classroom curriculum.
Download the Guide to Standards-Aligned Exhibits & Programs.
Monday - Friday: 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday: 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
525 Arch Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106