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The National Archives Museum

700 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20408-0001
+1 202-357-5000
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Repository where the most important historical documents of the United States are held, such as the original Declaration of Independence, Bill of Rights, Constitution and the 1297 version of the Magna Carta.
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  • Very good25%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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700 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20408-0001
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Reviewed 4 days ago

You know, I'd like to start by saying I pay for this place and its upkeep. Going to see the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution in my mind seemed to be a very patriotic thing to do. Its what defines us a country. Yet,...More

Thank Bobdec
Reviewed 6 days ago

last visit was before al the 911 security. They have transformed the facility to a full fleged venue for people to see the founding documents. Nicely done. Too bad most the people don't understand what they are seeing inthe first place.

Thank txjeffro22
Reviewed 6 days ago

Seeing these documents that our forefathers wrote was just an amazing moment. If you really understand history, you will literally get choked up when you see the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution. Just a beautiful site. (wish more people would actually take...More

Thank Blaine2424
Reviewed 1 week ago

The archives are a must see stop for learning about American history. We reserved tickets in advance to bypass the entrance lines. The highlight of this museum is the rotunda with the historical documents including the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and the Bill of Rights....More

Thank GoAlong2
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in to see our nation's founding documents and to see the Vietnam war exhibit. We were extremely pleased and humbled by the exhibit.

Thank James M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were able to walk right in on the day we visited so there was no line and we could examine the Article, Bill of Rights and Constitution at our leisure. We were interested to find the signature of a signer from our hometown. Every...More

1  Thank Tracey L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great exhibits and extremely friendly staff! I could only do a quick visit, but it was a good one. I was able to see the Magna Carta and the Declaration of Independence. There were other exhibits I wish I had more time to see.

Thank SusanNYC2015
Reviewed 1 week ago

After reading about our greatest documents my whole life, I finally got to see them in person, so cool! Get there early in the summer months because it does get busy and you will do some waiting.

Thank Scott R
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an amazing repository for documents on which our country's ideals and our citizen's rights are preserved. As other reviewers have noted, the centuries-old documents are faded, yet they still evoke feelings in the viewer at seeing the actual Constitution, Bill of Rights, and...More

Thank RachelRaven
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is important to see the historic documents that created our nation and its system of government. There is a lot more to see. There are exhibits that explain the different types of documents kept at the National Archives. I saw an excellent exhibit on...More

Thank Robert D
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Hayley1607
31 October 2017|
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Response from charlton69 | Reviewed this property |
1.5 hours is about right but take into consideration you may have to queue to get in.
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kanchana311
25 May 2017|
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Response from Shelley B | Reviewed this property |
I would go to their website and purchase a timed entry ticket (I think it was only $2 a ticket) and print it out/carry it with you. Our timed entry tickets definitely saved us time in March, and it would definitely be more... More
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LeverettGirl
10 April 2017|
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Response from DLG6395 | Reviewed this property |
I went on a rainy Monday in January. There were no lines or waiting. If you go on a sunny day, go early and start at top at the Constitution and work your way to the bottom. That way you will do it the opposite way of... More
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