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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Repository where the most important historical documents of the United...

Repository where the most important historical documents of the United States are held, such as the original Declaration of Independence, Bill of Rights, Constitution and the 1297 version of the Magna Carta.

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Although most of the documents are almost illegible from fading, you still have a sense of their importance. No lines in February!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Tampa, FL
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Tampa, FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Although most of the documents are almost illegible from fading, you still have a sense of their importance. No lines in February!

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Titusville, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I really enjoyed the murals on display in the room with the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. I also thought the exhibit on the Amendments was very fascinating. We went on a busy, sunny, Saturday afternoon of a holiday weekend. The line moved quickly so it was about a 30-minute wait to enter. We did not know about the... More 

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Province of Alicante, Spain
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Just like all of the other museums, this building is free to get into. Once inside, they have stairs and elevators that will take you upstairs and the rest is up to you. The amount of time that you spend in this building all depends on how much reading you want to do. They have many different areas that are... More 

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Dewey, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is where you will see the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and other important documents. These are the real ones, but you will wait a while for others to view them as well.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We realized we were nearby an hour or so before closing time and decided to go in to see what we could in that time. Declaration of Independence, Constitution, & Bill of Rights were at the top of the list and we weren't disappointed. We saw a few other things while there and everything was presented nicely. We had a... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

They are talking about taking the Declaration of Independence and Bill of Rights off display, because they are faded so bad. Might be the last generation to see they.

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Evanston, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Being a foreigner living in the US, this is a good education tool to better understand and appreciate the founding of this country. Arrive early to avoid the long line-up.

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Elbert, Colorado
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks 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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