American Treasures: Documenting the Nation’s Founding Constituting Liberty: From the Declaration to the Bill of Rights

American Treasures: Documenting the Nation’s Founding

May 4, 2017 - December 31, 2019

Constituting Liberty: From the Declaration to the Bill of Rights

December 15, 2014 - December 31, 2019
Featured Event
 Feature Exhibit 

Constituting Liberty: From the Declaration to the Bill of Rights

Constituting Liberty: From the Declaration to the Bill of Rights

December 15, 2014 - December 31, 2019

View America’s founding documents up close. The National Constitution Center is proud to display a first edition Stone Engraving of the Declaration of Independence, a rare copy of the first public printing of the U.S. Constitution, and a reproduction of one of the 12 surviving copies of the Bill of Rights in the George H.W. Bush Gallery.

American Treasures: Documenting the Nation's Founding

May 4, 2017 - December 31, 2019

The National Constitution Center presents American Treasures: Documenting the Nation’s Founding, illuminating the founding era through priceless drafts of the U.S. Constitution. Open Now.

Opportunity From Our Partners: High School Essay Contest

December 31, 2017 - February 28, 2018

The National Constitution Center’s partners at the Federal Judges Association and the Federal Bar Association are sponsoring a 14th Amendment essay contest for high school students!

Winter Warm Up Sale 2018

January 2, 2018 - March 31, 2018

The National Constitution Center’s Winter Warm Up sale will run January 2 through March 31, 2018. For just $10 for adults (usually $14.50) and $7.50 for youth ages 6-18 (usually $11), visitors can experience the Center’s interactive main exhibit, the signature multimedia, theatrical performance of Freedom Rising presented in the Sidney Kimmel Theater, and the iconic Signers’ Hall.

Super Bowl Discount for Philadelphia Eagles Fans

January 29, 2018 - February 28, 2018

African American History Month

February 1, 2018 - February 28, 2018

Throughout February, the Constitution Center will host a variety of programs in honor of African American History Month.

How the Right and Left Can Unite around Federalism

March 1, 2018 -

Yale Law School dean and constitutional law scholar Heather Gerken explores how federalism can become an extraordinarily powerful bi-partisan tool and a source for compromise.

Women's History Month

March 1, 2018 - April 1, 2018

Throughout March, visitors to the Center can participate in a variety of events in honor of Women’s History Month.

Girl Scout Day March 10, 2018

March 10, 2018

Girl Scouts of All Ages! The museum’s staff takes girls of today on a journey back in time to learn more about our nation’s greatest women heroes, from suffragists to Supreme Court Justices! Girl Scouts of all ages will participate in our exciting women’s history programs, including interactive trivia games, exclusive tours of our exhibitions, and a one-of-a-kind music video workshop!

National History Day 2018: Citywide Competition

March 14, 2018 - March 15, 2018

The National Constitution Center will host this year’s National History Day citywide competition for Philadelphia.

Renewing the Founders’ Promise

March 15, 2018 -

America’s leading historians, including Joseph Ellis and Jon Meacham, will join Issue One's ReFormers Caucus and Issue One CEO Nick Penniman, for an important discussion about the Founders’ vision for American democracy.

William Howard Taft and the Constitution

March 20, 2018 -

Center President and CEO Jeffey Rosen unveils his newest book on only man to serve as president and chief justice – William Howard Taft.

The Case for Big Government

March 21, 2018 -

Jon Michaels, law professor and author of Constitutional Coup, presents a case for the federal administrative state that will engage its defenders and critics alike. 

Hamilton: The Constitutional Clashes That Shaped a Nation

March 23, 2018 - December 31, 2018

Explore Hamilton: The Constitutional Clashes That Shaped a Nation, the National Constitution Center’s compelling new exhibit which highlights the competing ideas of Alexander Hamilton and his legendary rivals.

Boy Scout & Cub Scout Day March 24, 2018

March 24, 2018

At the National Constitution Center, scouts will enjoy action-packed day learning about American history and the importance of good citizenship—all while meeting badge, patch, or journey requirements!

Spring Break 2018

March 25, 2018 - April 4, 2018

This Spring Break, the National Constitution Center celebrates Constitution signer, Father of American Banking, not to mention the inspiration behind the smash Broadway musical, Alexander Hamilton.

The First Amendment and Hate Speech

March 29, 2018 -

Experts discuss whether or not the First Amendment protects hate speech.

Living News Spring 2018

April 9, 2018 - June 15, 2018

Returning this spring for a limited engagement! Featuring three engaging actors who play multiple roles, Living News introduces controversial constitutional issues and encourages the students to explore their own points of view.

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