Celebrating America at the National Constitution Center

July 3, 2012 6:54:59 AM PDT
Right up the street from the site where the founders declared independence and wrote the Constitution, you can celebrate America in unique ways at the National Constitution Center.

Now through Thursday, there are special activities tying into America's birthday. Most are free with your regular admission.

The center is having Revolutionary War re-enactors on the front lawn Tuesday and Wednesday,, July 3 and 4.

Students from Philadelphia's School of Rock will be performing throughout the day on the 4th of July. There are red, white and blue arts and crafts kids will enjoy, and periodic demonstrations of colonial tasks, like butter-churning, candle-making, and paper-making.

The center's exhibit on the life and work of Bruce Springsteen continues through summer's end, a fun way to connect with his music and also a reminder of how free speech plays out in our every-day lives.

The National Constitution Center is located between 5th and 6th on Arch Street in Old City Philadelphia.

They're offering extended hours on Tuesday, July 3, and Thursday, July 5 - 9:30am to 8:00pm. Dining is available in the on-site restaurant.

For more information, phone 215-409-6600 or check The National Constitution Center.