Memorial Day Weekend Commemoration at the National Constitution Center


Saturday, May 25, 2013 - 9:30am - Monday, May 27, 2013 - 5:00pm
Independence Mall, 525 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106
United States

Originally known as Decoration Day, an occasion to honor soldiers who gave their lives during the American Civil War, the Memorial Day civic holiday now honors all members of the military who have given their lives in defense of the Constitution and its legacy of freedom. During Memorial Day weekend, the National Constitution Center will pay tribute to those brave men and women by exploring how Americans honor our military heroes.

The American flag will be raised each morning during a special ceremony at the Center; guests are invited to join in and learn proper flag-raising protocol. During the special program Memorials: How a Nation Remembers, visitors will learn about monuments across the country, including Little Bighorn, the U.S.S. Arizona, and the Lincoln Memorial.

As the home of Pennsylvania’s Liberty Tree, the Center will honor its “birthday” with the compelling story of this living memorial. Visitors can sing their favorite American anthems at our patriotic karaoke station; create memorial poppy pins, American flags, and American star memorial wreaths; and write letters to soldiers stationed overseas. 

This event is free with museum admission. 

The Center will open early at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, May 26, 2013.


  • Adults -- $14.50
  • Seniors ages 65 and over -- $13
  • Children ages 4-12 -- $8
  • Active military personnel and children ages 3 and under -- Free

Group rates also are available.

Event Type: 
Arts & Culture
Event Type: 
Educational Events
Global Region: 
American (United States)