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Repository where the most important historical documents of the United States are held, such as the original Declaration of Independence, Bill of Rights, Constitution and the 1297 version of the Magna Carta.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

Do you know what the Charters of Freedom and where you can find them? The Charters of Freedom are the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. All three are part of the permanent display in the National Archives Museum in Washington,...More

Thank ITRT
Reviewed yesterday

The Declaration of Independence. The Constitution. The Bill of Rights. These 3 (among others) are all upstairs in a main viewing room. They let in big groups at a time to view them. Other docs and exhibits are shown on other levels. You can probably...More

Thank DavidKman
Reviewed 2 days ago

How can you miss this museum and be in America?? Archives has so much more in the basement beyond the Constitution and Bill of Rights upstairs. There is so much information available that a person could really spend a week going through this museum thoroughly....More

Thank Eller-Bees
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Not only is it thrilling to see the actual founding documents, the exhibits on Rights, Amendments and fascinating topics in the "public vaults" were excellent. Outstanding research and visual presentation as well as unique and important documents and photos to show visitors about the evolution...More

Thank Christine W
Reviewed 3 days ago

If you have a need to see the documents that the US is founded on - by all means go. But you are not going to see much else.

Thank Wayne R
Reviewed 4 days ago

It was worth the wait to be able to see the actual documents that were the key foundations of our democracy. The primary downside was the lack of adequate crowd management. Though staff told visitors not to form a line once in the rotunda where...More

Thank Julie O
Reviewed 6 days ago

It's the general impression when leaving the Museum. Pride for all the priceless documents you can find here: Declaration of Independence, Constitution and Bill of Rights. And honor to clearly explain to every visitor, how to amend the Constitution, how many times it has succeeded,...More

Thank Toni3452
Reviewed 1 week ago

The room where the Constitution and Declaration of Independence is very dark. I understand that this is done to minimize the fading of these founding documents, but it was almost too dark to really get anything from the experience. You would almost be better off...More

Thank RusticRoads
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are traveling to D.C. you need to go to the National Archives. It is located one block from the Natural History Museum. The archives houses many documents but the one that everyone needs to see is the constitution. It is a piece of...More

Thank Rob5006
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good information on the history behind the key documents that formed our country as well as the documents themselves. Note that it can get crowded and the photos are *not* allowed. Pro Tip: Go right when it opens and go directly to the 2nd...More

Thank JamesSMc
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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