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National Constitution Center to remain open during government shutdown

September 30, 2013 by NCC Staff


Philadelphia, PA (September 30, 2013) – The National Constitution Center, a private, non-profit institution located on Independence Mall in Philadelphia, will remain open, should the federal government go into partial shutdown. The museum will operate under its regularly-scheduled hours, Monday through Friday, 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.; and Sunday, 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. All events taking place at the museum will continue as scheduled.

NCC at duskHistoric Philadelphia attractions including the Betsy Ross House, Franklin Square, and Historic Philadelphia Center will also remain open. For hours and more information, contact please call 215-629-4026 or visit

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About the National Constitution Center

The National Constitution Center is the Museum of We the People, bringing the extraordinary story of the United States Constitution to life for visitors of all ages. Located on Independence Mall in Historic Philadelphia—the birthplace of the Constitution—the museum illuminates American democracy and inspires active citizenship through hundreds of interactive exhibits, films, and rare artifacts; must-see feature exhibitions; the internationally acclaimed, 360-degree theatrical performance Freedom Rising; and the iconic Signers' Hall, where visitors can sign the Constitution alongside 42 life-size, bronze statues of the Founding Fathers. As America’s Town Hall, the National Constitution Center engages diverse, distinguished leaders of government, public policy, journalism, and scholarship in timely public discussions and debates. The museum also houses the Annenberg Center for Education and Outreach, the national headquarters for constitutional education, which offers cutting-edge civic learning resources both onsite and online.

General museum admission prices are $14.50 for adults, $13 for students with valid ID and seniors ages 65 and over, and $8 for children ages 4-12. Active military personnel and children ages 3 and under are free. Group rates also are available. For adult groups of 20 or more, cost of general admission is $9. For student groups of 20 or more, admission is $7.50. please call 215-409-6700 or visit For tickets or more information, call 215-409-6700 or visit


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