Student Tours and Workshops

Experience the museum like a never before with a Guided Tour or Workshop led by a member of the museum’s education staff.

Guided Tours

Get an in-depth look at our exhibits on a private tour with our expert guides.

  • Minimum: 20 students
  • Maximum: 40 students (Feature Exhibit Tour: 25 students)
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Pricing: $14.00 per student and includes general admission

Main Exhibit Tour (Grades K-12)

Explore our main exhibit with a member of our education staff for an in-depth look at Signers’ Hall*, rare artifacts, and interactive displays. Examine the triumphs and tragedies of “We the People,” from the nation’s founding to the present day.

Leadership Tour (Grades 9-12)

This fascinating tour highlights the leadership styles and winning strategies of influential Americans. Conclude your tour with a round-robin discussion of the Founding Fathers’ leadership tactics.

Bill of Rights Tour (Grades 4-12)

During this special tour of Signers’ Hall*, you will learn about the crafting, creation, and enduring relevance of the first ten amendments to our Constitution: the Bill of Rights.

Feature Exhibit Tour (Grades 4-12)

Get an insider’s perspective on our feature exhibit with a member of our education staff.



Take an up-close look at the museum’s most popular artifacts and historic documents.

  • Minimum: 20 students
  • Maximum: 35 students
  • Duration: 45 minutes
  • Pricing: $14.00 per student and includes general admission

Courts in the Community

This exciting new joint venture brings students and judges together for an up-close exploration of the judicial process. Your students will hear how the founding documents shape the role and responsibilities of a federal judge, and will see the impact of the Constitution on the judges’ legal decisions. Judges will talk candidly with students and teachers about interpreting the law, and how the Constitution affects everyday life. Each discussion lasts 20 minutes and is followed by a Q & A opportunity with the audience. Click here for more information.

History Detectives Workshop: Artifacts From the 1800s & 1900s (Grades 4-12)

Learn about what life was like in America during the 1800s and 1900s. Students use primary source documents and objects to become history detectives.

Decoding the Document: The Emancipation Proclamation (Grades 9-12)

Students take a closer look at the museum’s rare printing of the Emancipation Proclamation to learn more about its history, the Civil War, and the background of the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments.

NEW! The American Flag Workshop (Grades 4-12)

Your group will discover the history and symbolism of the American flag during a flag etiquette workshop. Students also will learn about famous American icons and how they contribute to our national identity.


iPod Audio Tours

Get all four audio tours for one low price!
$3 per person plus general admission
Subject to availability

Signers’ Hall Tour (Grades 4-12)

With a special introduction by former President George H.W. Bush, this fascinating audio tour offers an exciting way to learn about America’s Founders and encounter the issues still challenging us today.

We the People Tour (Grades 4-12)

Experience the museum’s interactive main exhibit through the eyes of historians and curators. Learn more about our rare artifacts and hear the fascinating stories they tell about the struggles and triumphs of “We the People” throughout American history.

Feature Exhibit Tour (Grades 4-12)

Enhance your experience of the museum’s must-see feature exhibit! Students will have access to behind-the-scenes details from curators and experts and learn more about how the exhibit’s artifacts illuminate American history.

Mission: The Oval Office Tour (Grades 5-8)

Students are guided by an avatar with the voice of WXPN’s popular Kids Corner radio show host, Kathy O’Connell. Using their iPods as a secret agent’s gadget, they use the museum’s theatrical performances, text panels, artifacts, and interactive displays to discover interesting facts about the presidency.

Audio tours were produced with generous assistance from Drexel University’s School of Education.

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