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December 10, 2013

Celebrate The Anniversary Of The Bill Of Rights At The National Constitution Center With $5 Admission, Games And More, December 14-16

Pose for a photo and learn about the debate behind the Bill of Rights in Signers' Hall at the National Constitution Center's Bill of Rights anniversary celebration. (Photo by G. Widman for Visit Philadelphia)

This weekend marks the 222nd anniversary of The Bill of Rights, an event that goes down in history as the day that the first 10 amendments were added to the Constitution.

To celebrate the anniversary, the National Constitution Center offers up a ton of themed fun all weekend long, from December 14 through 16, in conjunction with its marquee exhibition, Capture The Moment: The Pulitzer Prize Photographs.

Plus, the museum opens its doors for just $5 per person on Saturday, December 14 as a part of Macy’s Family Days. Access to the museum will be general admission on December 15 and 16.

Over the course of the weekend, listen to special discussions about the museum’s main exhibit from writers, photographers and professors. Be sure to take up the opportunity to explore the Capture The Moment: The Pulitzer Prize Photographs exhibition as it closes this month on Tuesday, December 31.

Learn about the debate behind The Bill of Rights on a special tour of Signers’ Hall and pose for photos with statues of the Founding Fathers.

Also join in Bill of Rights-themed activities and games like the interactive program, The Press, the Pulitzer Prize, and the First Amendment in Action which centers on the history of journalism in the United States and includes discussions about Philadelphia’s own Benjamin Franklin.

Can’t make it out to the NCC this weekend? Click here to tune in to Constitution Hall Pass: The Bill of Rights a 15-minute video lesson about the first 10 amendments of the Constitution that make up The Bill of Rights.

The full listing of the weekend’s events is available right here. All programs are included in museum admission.

Bill of Rights Anniversary at the National Constitution Center
When: December 14-16
Where: National Constitution Center, 525 Arch Street
Cost: December 14, $5; General admission, December 15 and 16
More info: www.constitutioncenter.org

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