President and CEO
Welcome to the National Constitution Center!
Located on Independence Mall in Philadelphia, steps from where the Constitution was signed, the National Constitution Center is the only institution in America chartered by Congress to “disseminate information about the United States Constitution on a nonpartisan basis.” We are a private, nonpartisan nonprofit, and we have three goals for fulfilling our mission to increase awareness and understanding of the U.S. Constitution: to serve as the Museum of We the People, America’s Town Hall, and a Headquarters for Civic Education. Our three goals can be summarized in three words: Visit. Learn. Debate.
Every day, we aim to bring the Constitution vividly to life and to inspire active citizenship through engaging exhibits, dynamic discussions, and cutting-edge educational resources for people of all ages. We serve as a unique convening space, dedicated to presenting all sides of historic and contemporary constitutional questions by uniting exceptional leaders, writers, and thinkers from across the ideological spectrum.
On this website, you’ll find up to the minute information about our latest exhibits, videos and podcasts from our latest Town Hall programs and debates, and civic education resources for students and citizens of all ages, including the best Interactive Constitution on the web.
The more I participate in constitutional conversations, the more convinced I am that the Constitution is a conversation—one where citizens of different backgrounds and perspectives can disagree respectfully and energetically about the constitutional text and shape its meaning in the future. Thank you for taking the time to educate yourself about the U.S. Constitution by joining the conversation.
Yours very truly,
Jeffrey Rosen, President and CEO
National Constitution Center