National Constitution Center, as its name suggests, serves as a hub for the study of the United States Constitution, which was adopted in 1787 in Philadelphia. A visit to this museum is composed of three distinct experiences. The Story of We the People offers videos, interactive displays and relics, including old court robes and the chance to peruse a duplicate of the Emancipation Proclamation. Visitors can also record themselves while rendering the Presidential Oath of Office. Their stirring movie, Freedom Rising, narrates the tale of the American War of Independence. At the Signers' Hall, one can pose alongside bronze statues of the 42 constitutional founders. Other artifacts include models of important buildings such as the White House, and Pulitzer award-winning photographs. One can participate in quizzes and trivia on American history, or produce one's own paper and print it on a vintage press. This museum also houses the Annenberg Center for Education and Outreach, which imparts civic education to politicians, journalists and the general public.
- Open Hours: Monday to Friday from 09:30 AM to 05:00 PM, Saturday from 09:30 AM to 06:00 PM, Sunday from 12:00 PM to 05:00 PM
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