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The National Archives Museum

700 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20408-0001
+1 202-357-5000
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Repository where the most important historical documents of the United States are held, such as the original Declaration of Independence, Bill of Rights, Constitution and the 1297 version of the Magna Carta.
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  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
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700 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20408-0001
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Reviewed yesterday

We visited the National Archives while vacationing in DC. It was our son's absolute must stop for our stay. We got tickets online ahead of time cause we heard the lines can get extremely long. We did the 10:30 a.m. time slot and pretty much...More

Thank MelindaMC74
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Free to visit. Open daily 10am to 5:30pm. Basically three areas to visit. First stop is the Rotundra. After a brief wait you are allowed into the Rotundra. This area has two magnificent paintings depicting the Declaration of Independence and the forming of the constitution....More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Here you can view the actual Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights and the Articles of the Constitution. Worth the wait in line!

Thank Scott D
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you want to see an original of the declaration of independence, bill of rights and constitution, you must go here. If possible, take someone in a stroller or wheelchair and skip the inside line. Make advance reservations online ($1 per ticket) and skip the...More

Thank tsm33
Reviewed 3 days ago

My favorite quote standing just inches from the Declaration of Independence was a teenage scout telling his friend not to pay attention as you can always find it in a book and see it better. You have to love the youth.. You also have to...More

Thank Debsiebee
Reviewed 3 days ago

A must see for anyone who visits DC. be warned it is crowded and time consuming. Groups of about 20-30 are allowed in to see the documents. Difficult to view everything since people stand there and try to read every word of every document. Years...More

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 3 days ago

We wanted to see the constitution and the bill of rights so we went to the museum. There were a lot of school kids there on their school trip so it meant there was a long wait to actually get into the section to see...More

Thank leebC1108OR
Reviewed 3 days ago

1 - Declaration of Independence. 2 - Constitution. 3 - Bill of Rights. 4 - One of the last remaining copies of the Magna Carta. Need I say more? And if you've seen the movie National Treasure it's kinda cool to imagine what they describe...More

Thank Chow_mom
Reviewed 4 days ago

My husband wanted to come and see the replicas of the Constitution, Bill of rights and Declaration of Independence. We went to get in line and we were told it was about a 20 minute wait. Then we were to told to step up for...More

Thank emmaretto
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This place is always amazing. No photos are allowed inside the building but these boys learn a great deal with all of the exhibits to walk through. Give yourself time because there is more than just the main documents.

Thank Kenneth T
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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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LeverettGirl
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
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Bethanieb
11 September 2016|
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Response from Abbybowwowmom | Reviewed this property |
There are restrictions on the size of bag that you can bring in. I would check their website. I know that people were turned away due to their bag. I was there at the end of April and the wait outside was about 20 minutes... More
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