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The National Archives Museum

Opens in 8 min: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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Repository where the most important historical documents of the United States are held, such as the original Declaration of Independence, Bill of Rights, Constitution and the 1297 version of the Magna Carta.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
Federal Triangle
+1 202-357-5000
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We booked in advance for tickets to see this famous building as it is a popular choice for tourists and locals to visit. The documents enclosed in the rotunda don't need any introduction as they are famous in their own right, Declaration of Independence, Bill...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Our entire family really enjoyed this Museum. There are a few rooms of documents and the rotunda room with the most famous documents. It was so inspiring to see them all! We talked to three of the security agents in the rotunda and they were...More

Thank Goingplaces4u
Reviewed 2 days ago

See the Declaration of Independence, American constitution and the bill of rights plus a 1225 version of the Magna Carta. Very interesting but the American documents are badly faded

Reviewed 5 days ago

We originally went only to see the big 3 documents, but were pleasantly surprised and happy with the other exhibits as well. Our only complaint is that there is no photography inside.

Thank Russell S
Reviewed 6 days ago

Short visit to see the Declaration of Independence, the constitution and the bill of rights. The staff were helpful and fun! Great building and a quick look at the magna carter whilst we were there. We saw all we wanted to in 20 Mins but...More

Thank 202helen
Reviewed 6 days ago

This was very informative and we enjoyed seeing the Declaration of Independence, Bill of Rights & the Constitution to name a few.

Thank Myra M
Reviewed 6 days ago

We came here to see the declaration of independence, the constitution and the bill of rights - what and experience and well worth a visit.

Thank Jojo583
Reviewed 6 days ago

We traveled as a family during a slower time of year, the month of September, and were able to move around to view the documents and displays easily. I can see how long lines and short time to spend viewing our nations most important original...More

Thank lisalickel
Reviewed 1 week ago

It doesn't matter how many times we come to DC, we always make time to visit the National Archives. There's hours you could spend wandering through the fascinating exhibits before you even get to the main attraction. The Declaration of Independence, US Constitution, and Bill...More

Thank AppalachianWanderers
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a self guided tour which I went online to order tickets for. I was told to go early or late because it is popular and the crowds can be large. We had an 8 am entrance and I made a b-line for the...More

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31 October 2017|
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Response from KMSPSS | Reviewed this property |
It depends on how much history you want to explore. We had to minimize our time so we spent approximately two hours but we could have easily spent the whole day there since it was all so fascinating. We asked one of the... More
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