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National Constitution Center tickets

Gate Prices Adult $14.50
Child (3-12) $11.00

Brief summary:

“Visit. Learn. Debate.” The National Constitution Center tells the story of the U.S. Constitution through hundreds of interactive, multimedia exhibits, engaging theatrical performances, photographs, sculpture, original documents, film, and artifacts.

The Constitution Center is the first and only institution in the US established by Congress to “disseminate information about the United States Constitution on a non-partisan basis in order to increase the awareness and understanding of the Constitution among the American people.”

Displays take you through important events in our nation's history and explain how the United States Constitution is as important today as it was over 200 years ago. Join in on the debate and take part in exhibits such as voting for your all-time favorite President, taking the Presidential Oath of Office, taking the seat of a Supreme Court Justice and honoring the service people who have fought for and defended the Constitution.

As the “museum of we the people,” the National Constitution Center’s mission is to inspire active citizenship by providing a place where people in the US can learn about debate and celebrate freedom as it is protected by the most powerful expression of it: the U.S. Constitution. It’s a national headquarters for civic education and America’s town hall.

Main exhibits include three attractions: Freedom Rising, The Story of We the People, and the iconic Signers’ Hall. In addition to the main exhibits, the museum hosts traveling exhibits throughout the year that offer fresh perspectives on the Constitution.

New Exhibit
Hamilton: The Constitutional Clashes That Shaped a Nation, the National Constitution Center’s compelling new exhibit, explores Hamilton’s fraught relationships with James Madison, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, and Aaron Burr. Examining the personalities and constitutional debates that shaped America, the exhibit provides an intimate look into Alexander Hamilton’s enduring role in the constitutional and political arguments that continue to create sparks to this day. Open now through December 31, 2019.

Some of the rare artifacts you’ll see in the museum exhibits include a chair from the First Congress in 1790, slave shackles from the 1830s, Abraham Lincoln’s signature from Gettysburg in 1863, a copy of the Emancipation Proclamation from 1864, an “ask Santa to bring a vote for mother” stocking from 1915, a “March on Washington” button from 1963, World Trade Center wreckage from the attacks in 2001, and lots more.

What to expect
The Philadelphia Pass gets you free admission to the National Constitution Center.

Your National Constitution Center tickets include a timed ticket to Freedom Rising, admission to The Story of We the People, admission to Signers’ Hall, and access to all daily museum exhibits and programs.

Exhibition highlights:

  • Freedom Rising: a 17-minute, internationally-acclaimed, multi-media 360-degree theatrical performance about the American quest for freedom from 1787 to present day in the Sidney Kimmel Theater.
  • Signers’ Hall: visitors can ‘sign the Constitution’ and see 42 iconic, life-size bronze statues of each of the Founding Fathers present for the signing on September 17, 1787.
  • The Story of We the People: an interactive exhibit that explore the Constitution’s history through innovative exhibits, film, rare artifacts, and activities led by knowledgeable staff.

Tips for visiting:

  • Download the FREE Interactive Constitution app before you go for additional resources related to the Constitution and topics covered at the museum.
  • Plan to spend at least an hour at the museum.
  • Photography is prohibited everywhere in the museum, except in Signers’ Hall.

Fun facts:

  • The National Constitution Center’s Delegates’ Café sells Philly cheesesteaks, a South Philly classic.
  • Thomas Jefferson and John Adams are not included in the Signers’ Hall exhibit. Though they are both Founding Fathers and signed the Declaration of Independence, they were both overseas during the Constitutional Convention and neither of them signed the constitution.
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Getting In

Present your pass at the admissions desk

Hours

Monday - Saturday, 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday, 12:00 noon - 5:00 PM

Address

525 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
 

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