A visit to the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia begins with “Freedom Rising”, a moving multi-media presentation that tells the story of the Constitution from its inception to today. The “We the People” gallery consists of more than 100 multi-media exhibits that portray our country’s history and is quite inspiring. It can easily take a few hours to thoroughly experience and enjoy the exhibits. And visitors can mingle with full-size bronze statues of the 39 delegates that signed the Constitution. These statues are beautiful and it is interesting to see how the hands have been polished to a bright brass shine from all the people touching them. And it seems that people like to touch Alexander Hamilton’s nose, as it has quite a shine!
Jim had fun posing with his namesake, James Wilson from Pennsylvania who not only was one of the signers of the Constitution, he was also a signer of the Declaration of Independence.
The National Constitution Center is located at 525 Arch Street in Philadelphia, and is open seven days a week.