We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“National Archives”

The National Archives Museum
Book In Advance
More Info
US$69.00*
and up
Private Guided Tour of the The National Archives...
Ranked #42 of 492 things to do in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: Repository where the most important historical documents of the United States are held, such as the original Declaration of Independence, Bill of Rights, Constitution and the 1297 version of the Magna Carta.
Reviewed 1 April 2018

We saw the Constitution, Bill of Rights, and Declaration of Independence. They are very faded and you are not allowed to take any photos. Most people seem to think there is a line but even the workers said you can just go up and look at the documents. There really isn't any line or system in place so people just wait and huddle around each document.

Thank 11Hjaeger
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (3,110)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages
All reviews
"magna carta"
in 342 reviews
"declaration of independence"
in 1,284 reviews
"important documents"
in 192 reviews
"original documents"
in 187 reviews
"public vaults"
in 54 reviews
"no photography"
in 75 reviews
"main documents"
in 37 reviews
"founding fathers"
in 74 reviews
"on display"
in 156 reviews
"timed entry"
in 43 reviews
"american history"
in 124 reviews
"united states"
in 87 reviews
"awe inspiring"
in 44 reviews
"rights"
in 1,121 reviews
"rotunda"
in 492 reviews
"faded"
in 245 reviews
"signatures"
in 85 reviews
Filter

210 - 214 of 3,111 reviews

Reviewed 1 April 2018

We saw the Declaration of Independence and Constitution.There were really long lines, but the personnel moved them along fairly quickly.

Thank C P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 1 April 2018

Don't let the line around the building scare you off. The Constitution, The Bill of Rights, and the Declaration of Independence...illegible, but a must see. The line moves very fast and the security staff is very efficient. No photography in the entire building and crowds to see the documents, but surprising high on our teen's list of "cool things I got to see in DC."

Thank Lezli P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 29 March 2018

Oh. My. Heck. Seeing the Declaration of Independence and all of our nations important documents is the coolest thing ever! You have to make a stop here!

1  Thank cassidee8797
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
See more reviews
Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

If you are a military person, you can use your military ID and skip the loooong entry line and use the special entry. It was very busy when we arrived as there were hundreds of spring breakers and student tours. I needed much more time to see all of this as we waited in line to see the declaration and such. It was a wonderful experience and I wanted to stay, but my lovely teens and husband had enough. I hope to visit again this week, but I wanted to give others this important tip.

2  Thank hatetobescammed
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed The National Archives Museum also viewed

 

Been to The National Archives Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing