Skip to main content Official Visitor And Travel Site


A unique celebration of our nation’s history, government and the road to the White House


PoliticalFest brings to the Convention Center a one-of-a-kind exhibit of our nation's political history. Credit: J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia



In celebration of the Democratic National Convention(DNC) that will be hosted in Philadelphia in July of 2016, the DNC’s host committee presents PoliticalFest, a multi-location exhibition celebrating American history, government and the road to the White House.

Housed at seven locations throughout Philadelphia, PoliticalFest is a non-partisan display that combines multimedia and interactive displays, historical objects and special events to entertain and engage both residents and convention attendees.

The hub of PoliticalFest will be the National Constitution Center (NCC) and its exhibition Headed to the White House, which explores the history and excitement of election season. Additionally, the NCC will host activities and shows including live interviews, political trivia battles and panel discussions. Plus, C-SPAN’s educational bus will be parked outside the NCC for the run of PoliticalFest.

The full list of PoliticalFest locations includes: the National Constitution Center, the Pennsylvania Convention Center, National Liberty Museum, Philadelphia History Museum, The Philadelphia Library Company, Historical Society of Pennsylvania and the Heritage Center at the Union League.

Ticketing Information

The ticketed event will cost $15 for adults and $5 for children, students and seniors. Veterans and convention attendees with a credential will be able to enter for free.

One admission gets exhibition-goers into all seven PoliticalFest sites for the duration of the entire exhibition — so, anyone who purchases a ticket can use that same ticket to visit all seven locations anytime between July 22 and 27.

PoliticalFest tickets are also good for transportation on the Philly PHLASH Downtown Loop and a Philly PHLASH dedicated PoliticalFest loop, making it easy to travel from location to location.

A dedicated bus loop courtesy of the Philly PHLASH will circulate to all seven locations during operation hours, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., in addition to the regularly scheduled downtown loop.

Click the button below to buy tickets and for more information on PoliticalFest.

Buy tickets

More Information

For more information on PoliticalFest, click the button below.

More Information on PoliticalFest


1101 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 418-4700

In the neighborhood

Find us on Facebook

By using this site, you agree to our terms of service and privacy policy.

Go To Top