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The National Archives Museum

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Repository where the most important historical documents of the United States are held, such as the original Declaration of Independence, Bill of Rights, Constitution and the 1297 version of the Magna Carta.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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Reviewed 2 days ago

You can put your eyeballs on The Constitution, the Bill of Rights and the Declaration of Independence. The ACTUAL documents. If you are American Citizen, I think this place is a must. These documents contain the outline for the greatest civilization that has ever inhabited...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Jason M
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an amazing place to see all these key documents in one place regarding the founding of the US. The Constitution itself is incredible. The major documents are kept in a very special room that has very low light and absolutely no photos are...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Grunden23
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely one to not miss. You can see some really incredible things. Photos are allowed. See the Declaration of Independence.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank G7308EYmichellew
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Every American should take the opportunity to see our country’s founding documents. You can see the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights in the rotunda area. There are also other documents there that give more historical context. An easy wait to get through...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank SoxFan_2013
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was able to visit the National Archives during a very quick visit to Washington and I just had to see the Big Three documents for the first time. We arrived around 4pm and were able to walk right through security without a line. I...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I know most people come to see the Big Three documents - but the rotating exhibits are not to be overlooked! Come with the intent of spending a couple hours and walk out of there a little smarter and more aware of the importance of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ZexyW
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To see the ACTUAL Declaration of Independence, Bill of Rights and The Constitution was extraordinary. Definitely a goosebumps experience, even though we're not Americans. A very moving exhibition. The explanations and context were thoughtfully laid out and well written. The Exhibition on the Vietnam War...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank SageNYorkshire
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was incredible to be in the same room as the original Declaration of Independence. They also had a great exhibit on the Vietnam war. A MUST see while in DC if you have never been.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank SFLA954_TRAVELER
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

To those who love history this is worth your time. Being able to view the historic documents in person was amazing.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank GailLins
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This museum is a must see for any American - you can see the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights all in one room- I'm not a big history buff, but it was quite a sight to see.

Date of experience: February 2019
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LucyD925
17 November 2018|
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Response from CaptTrouble | Reviewed this property |
We were in D.C. last December and remarked on how easy it was to get into museums. Just not a high time for people to be there, so much else to do. (We were there the first week of December.)
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Hayley1607
30 October 2017|
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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
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kanchana311
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
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