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The National Archives Museum

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Address: 700 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20408-0001
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Repository where the most important historical documents of the United...

Repository where the most important historical documents of the United States are held, such as the original Declaration of Independence, Bill of Rights, Constitution and the 1297 version of the Magna Carta.

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SEE THE DOCUMENTS OF FREEDOM

Constitution, Bill of Rights, and Declaration of Independence are here and that alone is worth the visit. A little more secure than National Treasure depicts it (you hear that... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Constitution, Bill of Rights, and Declaration of Independence are here and that alone is worth the visit. A little more secure than National Treasure depicts it (you hear that movie referenced dozens of times at the documents).

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Fayetteville
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My family and I had a great time exploring the archives. It was very interesting. It was amazing to see the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. Just a side note that I did not know going in is that there is no photography.

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Portland, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

You may want to go soon, before the ink is so faded you can't see it any more. Was cool to see the ACTUAL documents, but the ink is really going.... Can get in and out of there in 20 mins if you really only want to see the 3 big documents. There were other exhibits, but we didn't take... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As always, anything on the National Mall is a fabulous visit. When hot outside, head inside. We used Uber to scoot about town and we were able to visit multiple venues without being in the intense heat this time of the year.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Kids and even us adults can learn a lot from our national archives. Beautifully constructed museum with all that you can grab history stored here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

As with the Library of Congress, the National Archives is set up to preserve the documentary record of our American history. I have been there to see the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights, but in July 2016 the line for such viewing was very long (and I'd been there, done that), so I went... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Every American should visit this Museum to see the original Declaration of Independence. Constitution and the Bill of Rights. So happy to see how they have done such a good job of preserving them.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great place and very interesting; all of the major documents for the U.S. and it's foundation are housed here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was by far the best stop on our vacation! To see our nation's pertinent documents sealed/protected in temperature controlled vaults is like taking a step back into history. A must see if in the DC area!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went here on July 4th and celebrated the significant date when the Declaration of Independence was signed. It was busier than usual, but well worth the wait.

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