Hamilton: The Constitutional Clashes That Shaped a Nation American Treasures: Documenting the Nation’s Founding Constituting Liberty: From the Declaration to the Bill of Rights

Hamilton: The Constitutional Clashes That Shaped a Nation

March 23, 2018 - December 31, 2018

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
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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.

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.

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.

Members Only Hamilton Experience Guided Tour and Trivia

May 22, 2018 -

An exclusive members tour of all things Hamilton at the National Constitution Center, including Hamilton trivia!

A Look Back At the Obama Years

May 22, 2018 -

Julian Zelizer and other leading political historians join reporter Jonathan Alter for an original assessment of the big issues that shaped the Obama presidency.

Divided Power: The Re-Emergence of Federalism and the 17th Amendment

May 23, 2018 -

Join us for a blockbuster evening exploring the Founders’ vision for the Senate, the story of the 17th Amendment, the debate over whether the Amendment represents the death of federalism, and the debate over whether we should repeal the 17th Amendment today.

Memorial Day Weekend

May 26, 2018 - May 28, 2018

The National Constitution Center will honor Americans who gave their lives in service to the country over Memorial Day Weekend, Saturday, May 26, through Monday, May 28. Family-friendly programs and activities include flag etiquette and flag folding workshops, 18th century games, arts and craft activities, and interactive shows.

Habeas Corpus: From 17th Century England to Today

June 4, 2018 -

Amanda Tyler of Berkeley Law unveils her latest book, Habeas Corpus in Wartime: From the Tower of London to Guantanamo Bay.

A Spirit of Inquiry in the Age of Jefferson

June 7, 2018 -

Andrew O’Shaughnessy, historian and vice president of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation at Monticello, explores Thomas Jefferson and education in a wide-ranging discussion. 

Civil Rights Across the Centuries

June 11, 2018 -

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Guggenheim Fellowship in Constitutional Studies, former fellows discuss the battle over race and equality across American history, from the Founding to Reconstruction to the Civil Rights Revolution.

2018 Stripes and Stars Festival (Flag Day)

June 14, 2018 -

From star-spangled banners to five-star generals, Philadelphia celebrates the shared birthday of two of our country’s greatest institutions — the American flag and the U.S. Army.

2018 Disability Pride Celebration

June 16, 2018

On Saturday, June 16, the National Constitution Center will participate in Philadelphia’s city-wide Disability Pride Celebration. 

The Power of Impeachment: Its History and Future

June 19, 2018 -

Leading constitutional scholar and author Laurence Tribe joins co-author Joshua Matz for a deep dive into the history and future of presidential impeachment.

Ben Rhodes: A Memoir of the Obama White House

June 21, 2018 -

As former deputy national security advisor and one of President Barack Obama’s closest aides, Ben Rhodes provides a behind-the-scenes account of some of the most consequential and controversial moments of the Obama presidency as described in his new book The World as It Is.

Wawa Hoagie Day

June 28, 2018 -

Celebrate the 26th annual Wawa Hoagie Day with free Wawa hoagies, free admission to the National Constitution Center, plus lots of great programs and activities.

2018 All American Celebration

July 1, 2018 - July 4, 2018

There’s no better place to celebrate freedom than Historic Philadelphia, the birthplace of America’s democracy. Visit the Center on Independence Day for a re-created Revolutionary War encampment, crafts, and patriotic festivities, and explore our online educational resources for all ages.

2018 Annual Supreme Court Review

July 10, 2018 -

Erwin Chemerinsky, Frederick Lawrence, and Slate’s Dahlia Lithwick examine the Supreme Court’s 2017-18 term.

Constitution Day

September 17, 2018 -

In September of 1787, the Founding Fathers signed the most influential document in American history: the United States Constitution. Every year, the National Constitution Center commemorates that historic day by hosting the best Constitution Day Celebration in the country!

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