National Constitution Center

Member Rating 5 out of 5 by diverk on March 31, 2005

When my friends suggested going to the new Constitution Center near the Liberty Bell, I thought to myself, "egads, I was brought up in Philly, I know my history, and I've seen the Liberty Bell tons of times, I even clerked for one of the federal judges in the federal courthouse next door... why do I need to come here?" Well, I soon learned.

Before you enter the show, you need to go through the Kimmel Center. At the Center, you see a one-man show that's inspiring as well as entertaining. Then you walk up to the exhibit. The exhibits are so interactive, it's impossible to get bored. From moving faces where if you touch the face you get a bio of the person, to a place where you get to be sworn in as president, to a game, men vs. women on American history and the states.

We finished off the exhibit with a walk in Signers Hall. This has realistic bronze statues of all the men who signed the Constitution, and is also the only room where you can take pictures. Where's Jefferson, you ask? He was in Europe... he never signed. Fun, fun, fun!

National Constitution Center
525 Arch Street on Independence Mall
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19106
(215) 409-6600

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