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The National Archives Museum

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Address: 700 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington DC, DC 20408
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Repository where the most important historical documents of the United...

Repository where the most important historical documents of the United States are held, such as the original Declaration of Independence, Bill of Rights, Constitution and the 1297 version of the Magna Carta.

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Archives can be fascinating!

It's not boring at all. It is chock full of interesting stuff. The exhibits have been updated and are more personal now. The space has been enlarged and the traffic pattern is... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Elbert, Colorado
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Elbert, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It's not boring at all. It is chock full of interesting stuff. The exhibits have been updated and are more personal now. The space has been enlarged and the traffic pattern is improved. There was a lot to see here; don't pass it by. It had been almost 20 years since I visited here, and I'm so glad I returned... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Every visitor to Washington should take a few minutes to see the three documents housed in this building: The Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. To enhance the visit, there are changing exhibitions and a really good gift shop near the entrance.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband love to visit this since we live in FL. He had never been to DC to see anything so grand. He loved everything about going here. I cannot wait to bring him back and show him places that we did not see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Its all about human Rights and and living in a free country. Experience the The Constitution, The Declatation of Independence, and the Bill of Rights in real print. Expect a wait in Line on holidays. A celebration of being an American.

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Waynesboro, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have been to D.C. several times so much to do so little time and have missed the Archives but this time made it a point to go. So glad we did a wonderful and inspiring place. Enter from the ground floor to the left of the steps. As expected security check we visited later in the day but the guards... More 

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Plainfield, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is nothing short of amazing that U.S. citizens can see the actual founding documents of our country. The Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights are the highlight, but you'll also see one of four copies of the Magna Carta. There is much more to see as well, so a visit requires as little as 20-30 minutes (for... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great venue for a business reception. Plenty informative displays besides the vault with the historic documents. Provides for a good atmosphere for reflection, particularly these days...

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The National Archives is free, but no photography is allowed which helps protect the documents. Every inch of the National Archives is fascinating US history. After walking in the Women's March, my family was especially taken with how much they learned at the Archives on women's history including the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote in 1920 and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The original documents are here as well as other treasures. The rotunda was the scene of many movies including National Treasure. It is free. A very significant and meaningful place to go.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We’ve been here twice. If you are in DC it’s well worth spending time here. It’s not a very big museum but it holds some of our nations most cherished documents. It is a free museum however you have to pass through security and at times lines are long. One of the security guards was almost comical as he reviewed... More 

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