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

American Treasures: Documenting the Nation’s Founding

May 4, 2017 - December 31, 2019

Presidents Day

February 19, 2018

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

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.

School Supplies Drive

November 24, 2017 - January 15, 2018

Starting November 24, visitors can donate school supplies and support our Martin Luther King, Jr. Day service projects.

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.

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.

For Debate: Can a Baker Refuse to Create a Cake for a Same-Sex Wedding?

January 25, 2018 -

Join experts for a debate on one of the most-watched Supreme Court cases this term – Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission – involving free speech, religious liberty, and equal rights.

Mayor Michael Nutter: My Life in Public Service

January 31, 2018 -

Hear from two-term Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter as he shares anecdotes and insights from his time in office about the challenges and rewards of a life in public service.

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.

Armed in America: A History of Gun Rights from Colonial Militias to Concealed Carry

February 5, 2018 -

Historian Patrick Charles joins legal scholar Brannon Denning for a sweeping historical discussion and debate about how the right to bear arms has been interpreted from America’s Founding to today. 

Justice Antonin Scalia: Life and Legacy

February 7, 2018 -

The Center commemorates the constitutional legacy of the late Justice Antonin Scalia two years after his death with two back-to-back panels featuring Supreme Court commentators and former Scalia law clerks.

A Conversation with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

February 12, 2018 -

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg joins Center President and CEO Jeffrey Rosen for a wide-ranging conversation in celebration of the 25th anniversary of her appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Presidents Day Weekend 2018

February 17, 2018 - February 19, 2018

Visitors can celebrate Presidents Day Weekend at the National Constitution Center with a variety of special family-friendly programs and activities including arts and crafts, games, and interactive shows. Visitors will learn about the role of the president and what it takes to be commander in chief.

Presidents Day

February 19, 2018 -

On Presidents Day Monday, families can also participate in our Presidential Costume Contest and join us for a Kids Town Hall, and get to meet some very special guests: Presidents Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, and Roosevelt!

Dissent: The History of an American Idea

February 21, 2018 -

Members-only America's Town Hall program featuring cocktails and light fare.

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 co-founder and 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. 

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 26, 2018 - April 6, 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.

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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