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, 2019

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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CIVIL WAR AND RECONSTRUCTION: THE BATTLE FOR FREEDOM AND EQUALITY

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, 2019

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.

Gallery Performances — Frances Ellen Watkins Harper: The Great Problem to be Solved

May 9, 2019 - July 20, 2019

As visitors explore Civil War and Reconstruction, they will encounter an 8-minute one-actor performance in the 14th Amendment section of the exhibit highlighting Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, a key African-American figure from the Reconstruction era

Members-Only Civil War and Reconstruction Exhibit Tour

June 9, 2019

A special tour of our newest exhibit, offered exclusively to members before the Museum opens to the public.

Stripes and Stars Festival 2019

June 14, 2019

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.

Disability Pride Celebration 2019

June 15, 2019

On Saturday, June 15, the National Constitution Center will participate in Philadelphia’s city-wide Disability Pride Celebration. 

FOURTEEN: A Theatrical Performance

June 19, 2019 - August 10, 2019

For a limited production run beginning on June 19, visitors can experience FOURTEEN, a moving theatrical performance that sheds new light on the Reconstruction era and the ratification of the 14th Amendment.

Members-Only Performances- FOURTEEN: A Theatrical Perfromance

June 20, 2019 - June 20, 2019

Members-only preview performances of FOURTEEN: A Theatrical Performance

Sensory-Friendly Sunday on June 23

June 23, 2019

On Sensory-Friendly Sundays, we provide visitors with sensory processing challenges the opportunity to experience the museum in a secure and comfortable environment by providing emotionally safe spaces for families, modified programming for diverse sensory needs, and specialized staff training.

Members-Only Artifact Highlights Discussion

June 26, 2019 - June 26, 2019

A members-only event featuring behind-the-scenes information about the artifacts in Civil War: The Battle for Freedom and Equality.

All-American Celebration 2019

June 29, 2019 - July 4, 2019

The National Constitution Center will offer an array of patriotic festivities over Independence Week, Monday, July 1, through Thursday, July 4, in celebration of freedom and America’s independence.

Civil War Summer Programs 2019

July 8, 2019 - August 17, 2019

This summer, in conjunction with our newest exhibition, the Center’s Grand Hall Lobby will be transformed into a union army encampment.

Members-Only Civil War and Reconstruction Exhibit Tour July 16

July 16, 2019

A members-only guided tour of our newest exhibit, Civil War and Reconstruction: The Battle for Freedom and Equality.

Sensory-Friendly Sunday

August 25, 2019

On Sensory-Friendly Sundays, we provide visitors with sensory processing challenges the opportunity to experience the museum in a secure and comfortable environment by providing emotionally safe spaces for families, modified programming for diverse sensory needs, and specialized staff training.

Constitution Day 2019 with Free Admission

September 17, 2019

Every year, the National Constitution Center hosts the best Constitution Day Celebration in the country.  We are the place to turn to help you commemorate that historic day while meeting your federal education requirements.  Join us at the museum for outstanding and engaging programs or use our fantastic on-line resources in your classroom.

FOURTEEN: A Theatrical Performance - FALL 2019

October 14, 2019 - December 6, 2019

Returning for Fall of 2019, visitors can experience FOURTEEN, a moving theatrical performance that sheds new light on the Reconstruction era and the ratification of the 14th Amendment.

Sensory-Friendly Sunday

December 8, 2019

On Sensory-Friendly Sundays, we provide visitors with sensory processing challenges the opportunity to experience the museum in a secure and comfortable environment by providing emotionally safe spaces for families, modified programming for diverse sensory needs, and specialized staff training.

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