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The National Constitution Center in Philadelphia features a wide variety of exhibits, programs, and live performances that highlight constitutional freedoms.

The Civil War and Reconstruction: The Battle for freedom and Equality is a new exhibit now open. It focuses on how constitutional clashes over slavery set the stage for the Civil War. The artifacts on display include:

  • Original copies of the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments
  • Fragment of the flag that Abraham Lincoln raised at Independence Hall, 1861
  • Commemorative copy of the Emancipation Proclamation

There is a café on the premises and groups can enjoy pre-ordered boxed lunches or purchase group lunch vouchers. More details about exhibits and admission are here.

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