Members’ Corner

As a valued  Member of the National Constitution Center, you enjoy exclusive benefits while directly supporting the Constitution Center’s exhibits and programs. 

Join by phone at 215-409-6767

Visit the Museum Admissions Desk

Members receive free and discounted admission to Town Hall programs.

Click here to join or renew your membership.

Questions? Contact Membership Coordinator, Emily Polhamus at [email protected] or 215-409-6785.

Photo Gallery: Presidents Day 2018

Member Events and Town Hall Programs

Please note:

All Town Hall programs are free for members of the 1787 Society.

Members receive complimentary tickets for daytime Town Hall programs and significant savings on evening programs. Constitution Framer memberships or higher enjoy reciprocal benefits at museums across the country. Click here to view a full list of reciprocal museums.

To register for Members Only events, you will need to create a username and password for our website. If you have not done this yet, select "Click here to register." when prompted to sign-in, to set up your account. If you need assistance, please contact us at [email protected] or 215-409-6767.

Members Events and Programs

May Members Appreciation Month Events

Members-Only Hamilton Experience Guided-Tour and Trivia
Sunday, May 6, 12 - 1p.m.
Free for members, but pre-registration is required. Space is limited.

Click here to register online.

Members-Only After Hours Guided Tour
Monday, May 7, 5:30 - 6:15p.m.
Free for members, but pre-registration is required. Space is limited.

Take a guided tour through our The Story of We the People exhibit. Explore interactive displays and a rotating collection of rare artifacts that bring America’s constitutional history to life. Next, tour one of our most popular and iconic attractions—Signers’ Hall invites you to walk among the Founding Fathers.

Immediately following this tour, join us for the America’s Town Hall program, A Survey of Constitutional Debates in the Trump Era, at 6:30pm. Register separately for the Town Hall.

Click here to register online.

Member Open House
Saturday, May 12, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Invite family and friends to join you at the National Constitution Center for this year’s Members Open House! Featuring exciting programs for all ages, Members and their guests can enjoy guided exhibit tours, a behind-the-scenes artifacts discussion with the Independence National Park Archaeologist, an exclusive Living News performance, our new Hamilton Trivia Game, and more! Admission is free for Members and their guests. 

Click here for more information and to register online.

Members-Only Hamilton Experience Guided-Tour and Trivia
Tuesday, May 22, 2p.m. - 3p.m.
Free for members, but pre-registration is required. Space is limited.

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Questions about these member events? Contact Membership Coordinator, Emily Polhamus at 215-409-6785.

America's Town Hall Programs

Is Democracy in Crisis?

Friday, May 11, 12p.m.
Free for Members

Dambisa Moyo, economist and author of Edge of Chaos: Why Democracy Is Failing to Deliver Economic Growth – and How to Fix It, is joined by experts from the left and right to debate the future of democracy in the U.S. and abroad.

Register online or call 215-409-6785.


A Look Back at the Obama Years

Tuesday, May 22, 12p.m.
Free for Members

Julian Zelizer and other leading political historians join reporter Jonathan Alter for an original assessment of the big issues that shaped the Obama presidency as described in their new book, The Presidency of Barack Obama: A First Historical Assessment.

Register online or call 215-409-6785.


Divided Power: The Re-Emergence of Federalism and the 17th Amendment

Wednesday, May 23, 6 - 7:30p.m.
Member Price: $20, Free for 1787 Society Members
Admission includes a reception following the program.

The 17th Amendment required the direct election of Senators. Join us for a blockbuster evening exploring the Founders’ vision for the Senate, the story of the 17th Amendment, the debate over whether the Amendment represents the death of federalism, and the debate over whether we should repeal the 17th Amendment today. A reception will follow the program.

This event is generously sponsored by John Aglialoro.

Register online or call 215-409-6785.


Habeas Corpus: From 17th Century England to Today

Monday, June 4, 12p.m.
Free for Members

Amanda Tyler of Berkley Law unveils her latest book, Habeas Corpus in Wartime: From the Tower of London to Guantanamo Bay, the definitive history of the role habeas corpus has played during war, from its English origins to America’s Founding period to today.

Register online or call 215-409-6785.


A Spirit of Inquiry in the Age of Jefferson

Thursday, June 7, 6:30p.m.

Andrew O'Shaughnessy, historian and vice president of the Thomas Jefferson Foundation at Monticello, explores Thomas Jefferson and education in a wide-ranging discussion.

A Members-Only guided tour of our feature exhibit American Treasures: Documenting the Nation’s Founding preceeds this program. Click here for more information and to register.

Register online or call 215-409-6785. 


Civil Rights Across the Centuries

Monday, June 11, 6p.m.
Free for Members

To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Guggenheim Fellowship in Constitutional Studies, the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Constitution Center will bring together former fellows—Holly Brewer, Risa Goluboff, and Lea VanderVelde—to discuss the battle over race and equality across American history, from the Founding to Reconstruction to the Civil Rights Revolution.

This event is presented in partnership with the Guggenheim Foundation.


Register online or call 215-409-6785. 


The Power of Impeachment: Its History and Future

Tuesday, June 19, 12p.m.
Free for Members

Laurence Tribe, leading constitutional scholar and author of To End a Presidency: The Power of Impeachment, joins co-author Joshua Matz for a deep dive into the history and future of presidential impeachment.

Register online or call 215-409-6785. 


2018 Annual Supereme Court Review

Tuesday, July 10, 12 - 1:30p.m.
Free for Members

Erwin Chemerinsky, Frederick Lawrence, and Slate’s Dahlia Lithwick examine the Supreme Court’s 2017-2018 term.

This event is presented in partnership with the Anti-Defamation League.

Register online or call 215-409-6785. 

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