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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Repository where the most important historical documents of the United States are held, such as the original Declaration of Independence, Bill of Rights, Constitution and the 1297 version of the Magna Carta.
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700 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20408-0001
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+1 202-357-5000
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I went alone to the archives to view the documents Americans revere so much. Seeing the original documents displayed inside the Rotunda was intriguing. There are also a number of other documents on display e.g. Original copy of Magna Carta. There is no photography allowed...More

Thank Adam G
Reviewed 2 days ago

Only negative you can't take photos. The big 3 are here. Declaration of Independence, The US Constitution and The Bill of Rights

Thank disney23mickey
Reviewed 3 days ago

We took avice from previous reviewers and booked a docent tour on-line which meant we were allowed into the museum before the public and were then given a guided tour. This costs a nominal $1.50 booking fee but meant our family of 6 (and about...More

Thank BrummieWelsh
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Our family and good friends visited the National Archives with the intention of seeing the documents that created the foundation for our nation. They did not disappoint. It surprised me how much the Declaration of Independence and Bill of Rights have lightened over time. The...More

Thank CottonDad
Reviewed 5 days ago

So first off unfortunately there is no photos aloud in this museum to protect the documents. The lights in the main hall viewing of the Deceleration of Independence, Constitution and bill of lights are very low and can barley in my opinion read the signatures....More

Thank DRLaskeyTrips
Reviewed 6 days ago

Wish all Americans could have the opportunity to visit not only the Archives, which is a must see, but all of the memorials and museums in DC.

Thank KJB51862
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a thrill to see the original founding documents of the United States and one of only four known copies of the English Magna Carta, which is a seminal document for democracy in the western world. The exhibits are very well organized and most...More

Thank Foodie33140
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You cannot take any photos in the entire building. It was awesome to see the history of the founding documents even Washington's working draft copy. The originals are very faded but still amazing to see the originals. When it was created there were printing plates...More

1  Thank amstrickland
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Free! Great activity to n a hot or cold day. Lines can be very long, consider reserving time in advance. Easy to view the main documents in the Rotunda.

Thank josephe436
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visit here to see original documents from the founding of independent America, the Declaration of Independence, bill of rights and the constitution. They are beautifully presented in the rotunda of this national archives building. We visited on a Saturday morning and having heard how popular...More

Thank lauralazuli
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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
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
12 September 2016|
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Response from Abbybowwowmom | Reviewed this property |
There are restrictions on the size of bag that you can bring in. I would check their website. I know that people were turned away due to their bag. I was there at the end of April and the wait outside was about 20 minutes... More