Saturday, 16 January 2010
National Constitution Center
Details of the Center are available at http://constitutioncenter.org/. I spent a couple of hours there during my, all too short daytrip to Philadelphia. I hope to revisit (many times) in the future. There are excellent exhibits which tell the history of the US - and the central role of the Constitution. Whether you want to learn about the Constitution; how the American system of government works; or about US history - there is something for you. For me the highlights were the initial dramatic presentation by an actor setting the scene - the life size models of the signers of the Constitution; and the gavel used in the House hearings on Watergate.
There is a Research Center on site. Further details available here.