Take the Oath of Office at the National Constitution Center
This winter is the perfect time to learn more about our nation's bedrock document.
As our country marks the swearing in of our 45th president this week, there’s no better time to visit the National Constitution Center and explore the hallmarks of our government. Step inside and be inspired by interactive exhibits, live performances, rare artifacts, and hands-on activities that bring the Constitution to life.
Visitors of all ages can watch themselves on the big screen, recite the Presidential Oath of Office, and explore the meaning behind the vow: “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”
Next, visit Signers’ Hall, featuring with iconic bronze statues of 42 of our Founding Fathers, including the three dissenters — George Mason, Edmund Randolph, and Elbridge Gerry — whose steadfast views helped lead to the creation of the Bill of Rights. Read their biographies and learn more.
While at the Constitution Center, experience a live performance of Freedom Rising, and see why Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor calls it “the best 17-minute civics lesson in the country.”
Visit this winter and enjoy prices that have dropped with the temperature. Winter Warm Up pricing gets you discounted admission of just $10 for adults and students and $7.50 for kids ages 6-18. Admission is free for kids 5 and under. Admission includes Freedom Rising. Advance purchase is necessary for these savings, so reserve here.
If you can’t make it downtown, you can bring the constitution to you with the Interactive Constitution, an Internet sensation (according to USA Today) with more than seven million visitors in just 16 months. There’s now a new free app for the Interactive Constitution, available for download here. You can even download a free copy of the Constitution, or order a keepsake version for just $3.99 from Amazon.
It’s all waiting for you at the National Constitution Center. For information and directions, visit constitutioncenter.org.
Photographs courtesy of the National Constitution Center.