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The National Archives Museum

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Neighbourhood: Federal Triangle
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Address: 700 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington DC, DC 20408
Phone Number: +1 202-357-5000
10:00 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:30

Repository where the most important historical documents of the United...

Repository where the most important historical documents of the United States are held, such as the original Declaration of Independence, Bill of Rights, Constitution and the 1297 version of the Magna Carta.

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Here are the major documents upon which the US is based, such as the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, well-presented and with excellent written explanations... read more

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Here are the major documents upon which the US is based, such as the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, well-presented and with excellent written explanations. Other exhibits from the Archives deal with matters such as immigration records and important historical events. The building itself is an example of monumental architecture. Warning: young children may be bored, as all of... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

As a student of history and political science I was excited to visit this national treasure. The museum is thoughtfully laid out with access to informative and historically relevant documents. Clever use of new technologies brings opportunities to experience history as never before. Unfortunately, my experience was tempered by the incredibly poor lighting in the rooms. The lack appropriate light... More 

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Dunfermline, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Knew we had to visit. We aren't American but we wanted to see the Declaration of Independence, bill,of rights and constitution. Understandably this area was busy, but there is a lot more to the archives than just this. A fabulous building full of history and information. Well organised and not too busy when we visited, If you are in DC... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As someone who is interested in original document, I enjoyed our visit to the National Archives. Most important documents are kept there. The line was somewhat long, but worth it.

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Auerbach, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago 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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North Bergen, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week ago

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

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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