John Marshall: Patriot, Statesman, Chief Justice American Treasures: Documenting the Nation’s Founding American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition 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

American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition

March 10, 2017 - July 30, 2017

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.

Plan Your Field Trip Today

September 6, 2016 - July 1, 2017

Located just steps from the Liberty Bell in Historic Philadelphia, the National Constitution Center is the only museum dedicated to the U.S. Constitution. Plan your field trip today and discover why the National Constitution Center is the top choice for civics and history educators nationwide.

American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition

March 10, 2017 - July 30, 2017

Step back in time in American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition, the critically acclaimed exhibit that brings the story of Prohibition vividly to life.

Living News Spring 2017

March 27, 2017 - June 2, 2017

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.

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.

Voices of a Republic

June 29, 2017 - July 29, 2017

An original play Inspired by the theatrical ideas of 12th grade student Orlando Hidalgo, Winner of the 2017 Founding Freedoms playwriting Competition. Sponsored by the John Templeton Foundation.

All American Celebration

June 29, 2017 - July 4, 2017

Join the National Constitution Center for an array of patriotic festivities surrounding Independence Day. The museum will offer free admission Thursday, June 29, courtesy of Wawa and on Sunday, July 2, courtesy of the John Templeton Foundation.

Wawa Hoagie Day and Free Museum Day

June 29, 2017 -

Wawa invites all visitors to enjoy a free day at the National Constitution Center, including a display featuring Wawa’s history in the Philadelphia Region and the history of the famous Hoagie sandwich.

The 1776 Experience—Revolutionary War Encampment

July 2, 2017 - July 4, 2017

The National Constitution Center is pleased to once again partner with the 6th Pennsylvania Regiment to present our 7th Annual Revolutionary War Encampment.

Finding the Founders Event and Free Museum Day

July 2, 2017 -

Visit the National Constitution Center and neighboring sites throughout Historic Philadelphia to join fascinating conversations with scholars! Admission will be free on July 2, courtesy of the John Templeton Foundation.

Philadelphia’s Historic District Block Party

July 3, 2017 -

Philadelphia’s Historic District Block Party returns with an exciting line up of events celebrating our country’s independence! Now in its third year, Philadelphia’s Historic District Block Party, will bring together thousands of attendees throughout the day to enjoy a “Main Street Americana” block party!

Independence Day

July 4, 2017 -

The National Constitution Center’s All American Celebration Continues on Independence Day with an array of patriotic festivities!

2017 Annual Supreme Court Review

July 6, 2017 -

Join distinguished legal experts Erwin Chemerinsky, Frederick Lawrence, and Slate’s Dahlia Lithwick, to examine the Supreme Court’s 2016-17 session.

Interactive Constitution Summer Teacher Institute: Session One

July 9, 2017 - July 14, 2017

Join teachers from across the country and constitutional scholars from across the political spectrum for a weeklong teacher institute at the National Constitution Center in the heart of historic Philadelphia in July 2017.

Owen Fiss: Lawyers and the Liberal Tradition

July 11, 2017 -

Owen Fiss, leading constitutional theorist and Yale Law School professor, explores the purpose and possibilities of life in the law through moving accounts of 13 lawyers who shaped the legal world during the past half-century.

Constitution Day

September 17, 2017 - September 18, 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! Museum admission will be FREE on Monday, September 18 for our Constitution Day Observance.

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.

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!

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!

Veterans Day

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.”

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.

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.

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.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

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. In addition, the Constitution Center is serving as a drop-off location for donations of school supplies for Philadelphia school students. Items can be dropped off at the Center’s box office.

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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