The museum's must-see, interactive feature exhibits offer fresh, in-depth perspectives on the extraordinary story of “We the People.” You’ll come away inspired by the Constitution and its legacy of freedom.
The 19th Amendment: How Women Won the Vote traces the triumphs and struggles that led to the ratification of the 19th Amendment, and will feature some of the many women who transformed constitutional history—including Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Alice Paul, and Ida B. Wells—and will allow visitors to better understand the long fight for women’s suffrage. Opens on August 26, 2020.
Civil War and Reconstruction: The Battle for Freedom and Equality
Civil War and Reconstruction: The Battle for Freedom and Equality is the first in America devoted to exploring how constitutional clashes over slavery set the stage for the Civil War, and how the nation transformed the Constitution after the war to more fully embrace the Declaration of Independence’s promise of freedom and equality.
Constituting Liberty: From the Declaration to the Bill of Rights
The Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights are the three most important documents in American history. They express the ideals that define “We the People of the United States” and inspire free people around the world. Experience these historic documents in Constituting Liberty.
American Treasures: Documenting the Nation's Founding
Explore American Treasures: Documenting the Nation's Founding, an intimate look at the path the framers took to create the U.S. Constitution and secure the Bill of Rights, featuring five priceless drafts of the U.S. Constitution, including Pennsylvania delegate James Wilson's own handwritten drafts.