John Marshall: Patriot, Statesman, Chief Justice American Treasures: Documenting the Nation’s Founding Constituting Liberty: From the Declaration to the Bill of Rights

John Marshall: Patriot, Statesman, Chief Justice

May 25, 2017 - December 31, 2017

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 22, 2017
Featured Event
 Feature Exhibit 

Constituting Liberty: From the Declaration to the Bill of Rights

Featured Event Now through 2017

Constituting Liberty: From the Declaration to the Bill of Rights

December 15, 2014 - December 22, 2017

The National Constitution Center is proud to display one of the 12 surviving copies of the Bill of Rights starting December 15, 2014.

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.

John Marshall: Patriot, Statesman, Chief Justice

May 25, 2017 - December 31, 2017

The National Constitution Center presents John Marshall: Patriot, Statesman, Chief Justice, an exhibit that explores Chief Justice John Marshall's role within the early Republic, including his life as a soldier, lawyer, statesman, and Chief Justice.

Constitution Week Live Chats

September 11, 2017 - September 22, 2017

Our experts are answering all of your Constitution Day Questions!  Log in weekdays, September 10-23, 2017.  Chats will be open 7 a.m. – 6 p.m. EDT.

War Powers and the Constitution

September 13, 2017 -

Scholars Deborah Pearlstein, Ben Wittes, and John Yoo discuss the Framers’ original vision of war powers and how presidents have viewed war powers over time.

The Constitution's 230th Anniversary

September 17, 2017 -

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!

Constitution Day Observance with FREE Admission

September 18, 2017 -

Museum admission will be FREE on Monday, September 18 for our Constitution Day Observance. Book today! Call 215-409-6800.

Constitution Day Address by Rod Rosenstein

September 18, 2017 -

U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein discusses the Constitution and justice in America at a special Constitution Day event.

The Constitutional Convention with David Rubenstein

September 18, 2017 -

Patriotic philanthropist David Rubenstein explores what every American should know about the history of the Constitutional Convention.

Parking Garage Closed Sunday, September 24, 2017

September 24, 2017 - September 24, 2017

The National Constitution Center’s parking garage will be closed Sunday, September 24, 2017. Parking is available a block away at the Independence Visitor Center, 41 North 6th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106.

Religious Freedom in Trouble? An Interfaith Discussion

September 28, 2017 -

The Constitution Center, in partnership with The Andrea Mitchell Center for the Study of Democracy, presents a discussion on the state of religious freedom in America.

Jeb Bush: 14th Annual John M. Templeton, Jr. Lecture

October 2, 2017 -

MEMBERS-ONLY EVENT. Governor Jeb Bush, former Chair of the National Constitution Center, discusses the state of education in America.

The Rise of Populism Abroad

October 6, 2017 -

Former U.S. Ambassador Mark Gitenstein and authors Edward Luce and Jan-Werner Müller explore the growing influence of populism around the world.

2017 Liberty Medal Ceremony: John McCain

October 16, 2017 -

The National Constitution Center will award its annual Liberty Medal to U.S. Senator John McCain for his lifetime of sacrifice and service on October 16 at 7 p.m. in Philadelphia.

Bob Schieffer: Finding Truth in Today’s Deluge of News

October 17, 2017 -

Legendary journalist Bob Schieffer provides an inside look at the changing role of media and asks whether today’s citizens are more informed or just overwhelmed.

Khizr Khan: An American Family

October 25, 2017 -

Gold Star father and 2016 DNC speaker Khizr Khan discusses his family’s pursuit of the American dream and the importance of the Declaration of Independence and U.S. Constitution.

Boy Scout & Cub Scout Day October 28, 2017

October 28, 2017

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!

Edward Ayers: The Civil War and Emancipation in the Heart of America

October 30, 2017 -

Leading Civil War historian Edward Ayers provides a fresh history of two astounding events at the crux of America’s history as described in his new book, The Thin Light of Freedom.

Girl Scout Day November 4, 2017

November 4, 2017

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!

Cass Sunstein: A Citizen’s Guide to Impeachment

November 6, 2017 -

Cass Sunstein, former White House advisor, identifies the most common misconceptions and illuminates the constitutional design behind the process.

Hendrik Meijer: Arthur Vandenberg

November 7, 2017 -

Hendrik Meijer discusses the mid-20th century senator who spearheaded coalitions that continue to form American foreign and domestic policy today.

Veterans Day with FREE Admission

November 11, 2017 -

In honor of Veterans Day, the National Constitution Center will recognize the dedication and sacrifices of the brave men and women who have answered the Constitution’s call to “provide for the common defense.” Admission will be FREE on Veterans Day, courtesy of Macy’s.

Franklin Foer: The Existential Threat of Big Tech

November 15, 2017 -

Franklin Foer of The Atlantic, explores how tech platforms are trampling values such as privacy, autonomy, and individuality as described in his new book.

Hamilton’s Vision: Federalism, National Authority, and Judicial Review

November 16, 2017

America’s leading federal judges and scholars discuss the constitutional vision of Alexander Hamilton, exploring his views on the scope of presidential, congressional, and judicial power in America.

Boy Scout & Cub Scout Day November 18, 2017

November 18, 2017

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!

Museum Closed Thanksgiving Day

November 23, 2017

The National Constitution Center will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 23, 2017.

Thanksgiving Weekend

November 24, 2017 - November 26, 2017

Did you know that Thanksgiving was first proclaimed by President George Washington, and later by President Abraham Lincoln? Visit the Center this Thanksgiving Weekend as we explore the history of the holiday with a cornucopia of fun fall activities.

The Future of Conservatism

November 30, 2017

Leading thinkers, including National Interesteditor Jacob Heilbrunn and New York Times writer-at-large Sam Tanenhaus, discuss the future of American conservatism.

Emancipation

December 5, 2017

Leading Civil War and Reconstruction historians David Blight, Eric Foner, and Thavolia Glymph, explore the meaning of freedom, equality, and emancipation.

Gerrymandering and the Future of American Democracy

December 11, 2017

In the Gill case this year, the Supreme Court will determine the constitutional future of partisan gerrymandering. Join the scholars and advocates whose arguments are at the heart of the case.

Bill of Rights Day

December 15, 2017

Visitors can celebrate the anniversary of the Bill of Rights, which gave us many of the rights and freedoms we enjoy today.

Museum Closed Christmas Eve

December 24, 2017

The National Constitution Center will be closed on Christmas Eve, Sunday, December 24, 2017.

Winter Holiday Hours

December 24, 2017 - January 1, 2018

The National Constitution Center will be operating on an adjusted schedule from December 24, 2017 through January 1, 2018

Museum Closed Christmas Day

December 25, 2017 -

The National Constitution Center will be closed on Christmas, Day, Monday December 25, 2017

Winter Break Programming

December 26, 2017 - December 30, 2017

‘Tis the season to visit the Center: all week long you can step back in time and explore fun holiday traditions and historic moments from American history. Learn about the December 1776 turning point of the American Revolution and what life was like for a typical infantryman in the American Continental Army. Additional activities include colonial dress-up and photo opportunities, 18th century games, and the Growing up, American Style interactive program.

Museum Closed New Year's Eve

December 31, 2017 -

The National Constitution Center will be closed on New Year's Eve, Sunday, December 31, 2017.

Museum Closed New Year's Day

January 1, 2018 -

The National Constitution Center will be closed on New Year's Day, Monday, January 1, 2018

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day featuring $5 Admission

January 15, 2018 -

The National Constitution Center will honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s lifelong dedication to justice, equality, and service for the greater good on Monday, January 15, with community service projects, special performances and fun for the whole family. Admission is just $5 and includes all programming and activities, courtesy of Macy’s.

Presidents Day

February 19, 2018

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!

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!

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