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
Coming Soon
 Coming May 9 

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.

May Classroom Exchanges

May 1, 2019 - May 31, 2019

Teachers can register their classes to discuss a big constitutional question with a classroom elsewhere in the United States.

Law Day 2019

May 1, 2019

On Law Day, the Center celebrates the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. Visitors can learn about the creation of the Bill of Rights with special museum tours, and then participate in an exciting trivia game that unpacks the different freedoms protected by the First Amendment.

Press Preview for Civil War and Reconstruction: The Battle for Freedom and Equality

May 7, 2019 - May 7, 2019

Members of the media are invited to a press preview featuring opening remarks by Jeffrey Rosen, followed by a guided tour of Civil War and Reconstruction.

Exclusive Members-Only Opening Week Tours- Civil War and Reconstruction: The Battle for Freedom and Equality

May 8, 2019 - May 8, 2019

Members-Only guided tours of the new permanent exhibit.

Opening Weekend of Civil War and Reconstruction: The Battle for Freedom and Equality

May 9, 2019 - May 12, 2019

Civil War and Reconstruction: The Battle for Freedom and Equality, the first exhibit in America devoted to exploring the constitutional debates from the Civil War and Reconstruction, opens to the public.

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

Teacher Seminar Series: Civil War and Reconstruction

May 11, 2019

Deepen your constitutional knowledge and enhance your classroom instruction strategies for teaching the history of and modern debates about the U.S. Constitution with Saturday Teacher Seminars.

Members-Only After Hours Tour Civil War and Reconstruction: The Battle for Freedom and Equality

May 20, 2019

Exclusive tour of the new Civil War and Reconstruction exhibit for members of the Center.

Memorial Day Weekend 2019

May 25, 2019 - May 27, 2019

The National Constitution Center will honor America’s fallen military heroes over Memorial Day Weekend. Visitors can learn about how the Memorial Day holiday originated as “Decoration Day,” an occasion to honor soldiers who gave their lives during the American Civil War.

Constitution High School 2019 Commencement Ceremony

May 30, 2019

The National Constitution Center will host the Commencement Exercises for Constitution High School's Class of 2019.

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.

Sensory-Friendly Sunday

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.

All-American Celebration 2019

July 1, 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.

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.

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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