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The National Archives Museum

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Address: 700 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington DC, DC 20408
Phone Number: +1 202-357-5000
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Repository where the most important historical documents of the United...

Repository where the most important historical documents of the United States are held, such as the original Declaration of Independence, Bill of Rights, Constitution and the 1297 version of the Magna Carta.

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So much history under one roof!

This is a must see while in DC. We were lucky and there wasn't any lines in late November. Even my 9 and 13 year old were intrigued and not at all bored.

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Auerbach, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a must see while in DC. We were lucky and there wasn't any lines in late November. Even my 9 and 13 year old were intrigued and not at all bored.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A great place to see if you are interested in knowing the history of US constitution and other great Archives.

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Hastings, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went there on a weekend so big crowds but once you get past the lines was really interesting place. Even as a non American was quite cool to see the original copies of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. And there was a heap of other really interesting things to see as well.

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Anyone visiting or living in the US should make a trip here to see the foundational documents of this country. There are other exhibits, but the stars of the Archives are the Constitution, Declaration of Independence and Bill of Rights. We had a very short wait into the Rotunda to see these documents. Hard not to get a little choked... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Amazing archive with amazing archivists job! They show how the documents and the memory are treated.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Charters of Freedom, three founding documents of the country, is housed under the Rotunda in the National Archive. Entry of the National Archive is actually to the left at the bottom of the stairs if you face the front steps of the building. There's a line entering the building. Once you pass the security check point, you are in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We took a guided tour of the National Archives Museum and appreciated the knowledge of our guide. We saw a copy of The Gutenberg Bible, Mains Bible, and an early map where the word 'America' was first written in reference to North and South America.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Seeing the Declaration of Independence, the constitution, and the bill of rights is really a fascinating experience. Hard to believe those are the very documents that our founding fathers wrote on. That being said, they are all very hard to read. But still very fascinating.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When I visit D.C., I always visit the National Archives . . . just to make sure the Declaration of Independence, The Constitution and the Bill of Rights are still there. So much to see and learn at the National Archives.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Another must see. You can see one of the original Declarations and one of the original Constitutions. The history of important documents for our country.

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