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

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
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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.

American Treasures: Documenting the Nation's Founding

May 4, 2017 -

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.

Memorial Day Weekend

May 27, 2017 - May 29, 2017

During Memorial Day Weekend, the National Constitution Center will pay tribute to those brave men and women by exploring how Americans today honor our military heroes.

Mike Lee: The Forgotten Founders Who Fought Big Government

June 2, 2017 -

Senator Mike Lee tells the story of the lesser-known Founders whose warnings about the dangers of an all-powerful federal government helped shaped our Constitution.

One-Day Teacher Workshop: Philly in the Founding Era

June 3, 2017 -

Join educators from the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the National Constitution Center to explore teaching with primary sources.

Intelligence Squared Debate, San Francisco

June 6, 2017 -

Do you have a secret that no one else knows? Tech companies may promise to protect our data from prying eyes. But should that promise yield to law enforcement and national security?

The Loving Story Film Screening

June 8, 2017 -

Join us for a screening of the HBO documentary, The Loving Story — the definitive account of the landmark 1967 Supreme Court decision that legalized interracial marriage.

Stripes and Stars Festival

June 14, 2017

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!

Flag Day with $5 Admission

June 14, 2017

As a part of the Philadelphia Stripes and Stars Festival, the National Constitution Center will host our annual Flag Day celebration, featuring $5 museum admission courtesy of Macy’s.

Disability Pride Celebration

June 17, 2017

On June 17, 2017 the National Constitution Center will participate in Philadelphia’s city-wide Disability Pride Celebration.

What Happened to Congress?

June 19, 2017 -

Whether by executive overreach or internal dysfunction, Congress appears to have given up some of its power. Experts discuss why and what, if anything, Congress can do to take its power back.

John Avlon: Washington’s Warning to Future Generations

June 21, 2017 -

John Avlon, editor-in-chief of The Daily Beast, discusses the first president’s momentous and prescient farewell address to the nation.

Sidney Blumenthal: The Political Life of Lincoln, 1849-1856

June 28, 2017 -

Sidney Blumenthal brings Lincoln from the wilderness to the peak of his career as he takes control of the nation’s most profound spiritual crisis — slavery.

An All American Celebration

July 1, 2017 - July 4, 2017

Join the National Constitution Center for an array of patriotic festivities surrounding Independence Day. Museum admission will be FREE on Independence Day, July 4, courtesy of the John Templeton Foundation.

Independence Day with FREE Admission

July 4, 2017

Join the National Constitution Center on Independence Day for an array of patriotic festivities. Museum admission will be FREE on Independence Day, July 4, courtesy of the John Templeton Foundation.

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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