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Celebrating Constitution Day

Constitution 226th Anniversary 1787-2013 National Archives

September 17 is designated as Constitution Day and Citizenship Day to commemorate the signing of the U.S. Constitution in Philadelphia on September 17, 1787. Learn more about the U.S. Constitution through our public programs, family activities, and online resources.

Events at the National Archives in Washington, DC

Events are free and open to the public.

Tuesday, September 17, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Join us for Constitution Day activities
in the Boeing Learning Centerat the National Archives in Washington, DC

  • Draft your own amendment to the Constitution
  • Play games and learn more about the Framers
  • Design your own American flag
  • Discover the rules for adding more states to the Union
  • Write with a quill pen, just like they did in 1789

Teaching & Learning Resources


Rotunda at the National Archives in DC

Other Resources

Events at Other Locations

Events are free and open to the public.

  • Tuesday, September 17, noon-3 p.m.
    National Archives at New York CityConstitution Activities in the Learning Center.
  • Wednesday, September 18, noon
    National Archives at New York City
  • Tuesday, September 17, 9:30 a.m.
    National Archives at Atlanta Constitution Day Open House.
  • Tuesday, September 17, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
    Truman Library View George Washington's personal copy of the Acts of Congress and sign a giant replica of the Constitution.
  • Tuesday, September 17, 10 a.m.
    Jimmy Carter Library A role-playing performance for students in grades 3 to 7 goes behind the scenes in writing the U.S. Constitution.
  • Tuesday, September 17, 5:30 p.m.
    Reagan Library Constitution Day lecture with Gordon Lloyd.
  • Friday, September 20, 9:30 a.m.
    Reagan Library "The Constitutional Convention as a Four Act Drama."
Viewing the Constitution
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