National Constitution Center

The purpose of the National Constitution Center, which opened on July 4, 2003, is to make the public more aware of the U.S. Constitution. This facility accomplishes that purpose through hosting educational speakers, including Supreme Court justices, providing audio-visual materials, recording podcasts, and in many other ways. When you visit the National Constitution Center, you can often participate in classes for all age groups to better understand the Constitution from a non-partisan viewpoint.

Things to Do

Things To Do Near National Constitution Center

View the exhibits related to the writing of the U.S. Constitution and its amendments during your visit to the National Constitution Center. See a rare original copy of Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation and one of only 12 surviving original copies of the Bill of Rights. Then, take a stroll among the 42 large statues of the Founding Fathers. Finally, check the special events calendar to see what live events are happening during your visit. Do not leave without watching a performance in this venue’s round theater. 

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How To Get To National Constitution Center

You will find it easy to get to the National Constitution Center from Independence Visitors Center. Head east on Market Street. In less than 300 feet, turn left on North 5th Street. Walk a couple of blocks, and you will see the center on your left across from the Liberty Bell Center.


National Constitution Center, 525 Arch Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106

Fee: Entry fee (adults 18-65) $14.5

Fee: Entry fee (adults 65+ and college students) $13.0

Fee: Entry fee (youth ages 6-18) $11.0

Fee: Entry fee (active military and children under 6) $0

Learn about the U.S. Constitution by visiting the National Constitution Center. Take in a show, walk among the statues of the Founding Fathers, and see the exhibits at this facility located across the street from the Liberty Bell Center. Check their special events calendar because they often have incredibly notable guest speakers. There is excellent shopping and dining nearby. Once you have explored all the nearby sites, like Independence National Historical Park, head out to hike on one of many great locations in the Philadelphia area. Make it easy to take a break when you want by bringing your RV. That way, you have somewhere comfortable to sit and reflect on everything you are seeing and learning. Visiting these attractions is a great way to explore U.S. history.