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The National Archives Museum

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Address: 700 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington DC, DC 20408
Phone Number: 202 357 5000
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Repository where the most important historical documents of the United...

Repository where the most important historical documents of the United States are held, such as the original Declaration of Independence, Bill of Rights, Constitution and the 1297 version of the Magna Carta.

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This is a wonderful place to visit. A beautiful shrine to our nation's most precious documents. Everyone should see the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, Bill of Rights... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Winchester, KY, United States
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Winchester, KY, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a wonderful place to visit. A beautiful shrine to our nation's most precious documents. Everyone should see the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, Bill of Rights, Articles of Confederation, and more. Entry is well regulated and timed. It is very crowded usually. I was very surprised that once herded into the entry area to the documents, everyone was released... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I could not wait to get there. I was there at 10:00 when they opened and was able to get right up to see the Constitution and The Declaration of Independence.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was raining and on a weekend. We waited over an hour to get into the building. The line was moving very smooth until we were close to the door then we just stood for 1/2 an hour with no one coming in or out. Once we got inside the security was saying we were moving too slow....Um we just... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I expected to see a few documents and leave, but there were many exhibits as well, including a history of the Constitutional amendments that were passed, as well as a few of the many that didn't. The sections on the Civil Rights movement and Women's Suffrage were inspirational.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We almost missed this because we didn't realize what was inside! Here you can see The Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights. It's free, and you can get a timed pass online!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is where you will see the original Constitution, Bill of Rights, and Declaration of Independence.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Lets be honest, many of you visiting DC will make a pilgrimage to the archives for 3 reasons. The Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights, and the Constitution. I'm sure there were other things to see in the museum, which we did try to see, but you can only be so interested in letter, etc. While in line to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Long queues to see the declaration, constitution etc. There is no orderly lines to view the cabinets of the important documents. Some people decided to read word for word, really??.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a beautiful museum, and the entire family - including my 10- and 12-year olds - enjoyed it. My little one loved the interactive table downstairs, where he could read about historical events and documents, choose a few words to describe how he felt about what he read, and then submit his opinion for others to see...that kept him... More 

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west palm beach, florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I have visited the National Archives many, many times, from the time I was a student in DC in the 1980s. In addition to the US Constitution, Bill of Rights, and the Declaration of Independence, housed in the great rotunda, I was very very pleasantly surprised that there is now a museum which explains the documents above. Great addition!! Dont... More 

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