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- $16 for two general admissions tickets ($29 value)
- $27 for four general admissions tickets ($58 value)
National Constitution Center
Opened on Independence Day, 2003, the National Constitution Center is more than a museum: it's an educational headquarters, a historical archive, and a town hall that functions on a national scale. Besides housing exhibits and historic artifacts, the museum is home to a national forum—it's hosted Democratic primary debates, town hall meetings on the campaign trail, and pivotal presidential speeches.
- Size: large enough for patrons to meet each of the 42 original delegates, discover the Constitution's seven articles, learn about the 27 amendments, and read the kid's menu printed on the back of the historical document
- Eye Catcher: the interactive theatrical productions Freedom Rising illuminates the story of the Constitution, as well as tracks the history of the nation from the Revolution to the Civil War to the Civil Rights Movement. A former First Lady even proclaimed, "I wanted to weep at the end of it."
- Permanent Mainstay: along with Freedom Rising, the museum is home to two permanent exhibits—The Story of We the People, which has featured such artifacts as a copy of the Emancipation Proclamation and Justice Sandra Day O'Connor's robes, the Signers' Hall, populated by 42 bronze statues of the Founding Fathers, and Constituting Liberty, an exhibition that features rare copies of America’s three founding documents, including an original Bill of Rights.
- Don't Miss: the rotating special exhibits, which have included examinations into the history of spycraft, sober examinations of the role slavery played in the American story, and an in-depth profile of Abraham Lincoln