Black History Month programming graphic for the National Constitution Center

Black History Month


All month long, museum admission discounted to $10 for adults and $7.50 for youth

In honor of Black History Month, the National Constitution Center will recognize the achievements and rich heritage of African Americans, and the impact their stories have had on constitutional history, with discounted museum admission and special on-site programming, virtual events, and online educational resources through the month of February. The National Constitution Center’s Black History Month celebration is presented as part of the Center’s series of freedom and equality themed programming and discounted admission between January and March 2022. A full schedule of online and on-site programming for Black History Month, including links to register, is available here. Black History Month programming is made possible thanks to the generosity of TD Bank, America's Most Convenient Bank®.

On-site at the National Constitution Center, visitors can experience workshops examining the Emancipation Proclamation, engaging programs exploring the history of slavery in America as well as the stories of key figures, and self-guided tours highlighting unique artifacts and rare documents.

Learners of all ages can join the National Constitution Center online for live tours of the Center’s newest exhibits, The 19th Amendment: How Women Won the Vote and Civil War and Reconstruction: The Battle for Freedom and Equality, as well as online classes exploring America’s first and second civil rights movements, modern interpretations of the 14th Amendment, and battles for equality in America. On Friday, February 25, at 1 p.m. ET a special guest scholar will join National Constitution Center President and CEO Jeffrey Rosen for an online class. The Center will also host an introductory level class on Wednesday, February 23, at 12 p.m. ET and an advanced level class on Wednesday, February 23, at 2 p.m. ET each focused on the 14th Amendment and incorporation. Learners of all ages can register for classes here or watch live on YouTube.

During Black History Month, the National Constitution Center will also celebrate Presidents Day with a variety of in-person and virtual events from Saturday, February 19, through Monday, February 21, as well as resources exploring Article II of the Constitution, the role of the executive branch, and the individuals who have held the office of president throughout American history. Museum admission will be free on Presidents Day, Monday, February 21, thanks to the generosity of TD Bank.

Now through Thursday, March 31, visitors can enjoy discounted admission of $10 for adults (usually $14.50) and $7.50 for youth ages 6-18 (usually $11). This promotion is valid online only; tickets must be purchased in advance. Special freedom and equality themed programming through March for educators, students, families, and lifelong learners includes civic holiday celebrations and special programs at the Center, including discounted and free admission days; online classes taught by constitutional experts; virtual tours of the museum; and professional learning opportunities for educators featuring distinguished guest speakers.

The museum will be open outside of normal operating hours on Monday, February 21, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. General operating hours are currently Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The National Constitution Center is committed to the health and safety of visitors, staff, and volunteers and is following protocols in accordance with local, state, and federal health guidelines. As a GBAC STAR™ accredited facility, the Center is proud to be recognized for cleaning and disinfecting to a higher standard. More information on health and safety policies is available here.