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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Repository where the most important historical documents of the United States are held, such as the original Declaration of Independence, Bill of Rights, Constitution and the 1297 version of the Magna Carta.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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+1 202-357-5000
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Reviewed yesterday

The Constitution and Declaration of Independence are both here along with many other exhibits. A very good way to spend at least a half a day. Very nice and knowlegeable staff.

Thank Tom R
Reviewed yesterday

We went here to see the Declaration and the Constitution, and I have to say I was disappointed. It was a thrill to be close to our founders documents, but they are so faded, its hard to see either one of them. There is a...More

Thank cyw
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We got to visit the Archives on July 4th. The lines were long and it was HOT! Everything moved quickly and we saw what we went for! The kids loved the gift shop!

Thank ahumphries
Reviewed 4 days ago

Chance to see original Declaration of Independence, Constitution and the Bill of Rights as well as the Magna Carta. Everything else is just a plus.

Thank Alex T
Reviewed 5 days ago

Any American just has to go. To see these documents up close is magical, although so faded you can barely read them. I also loved seeing the Emancipation Proclamation, and the Magna Carta.

Thank gidgetcindy
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is definitely a moment in history you don't want to miss. You will wait a bit, then go with your group to see the original Constitution, Declaration of Independence, and Bill of Rights. But, there's no order to how you see them, and crowds...More

Thank Shirley B
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was a surprise visit for us as it close to the metro, therefore we went inside to see the Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights, and the Constitution. A must see part of history for any American and especially for any students.

Thank rxkoch
Reviewed 6 days ago

Wonderful Museum for teenagers and older. Otherwise, youngsters are not impressed, more of an adult location when you know what you are looking at. The staff here is great!

Thank LMK-CO
Reviewed 6 days ago

Of course the gift shop is not everything but our group of history teachers was impressed with all it offered and many purchased items they could use for their classrooms. Seeing the documents from the founding of our country was impressive. Note that you do...More

Thank Melaney68
Reviewed 6 days ago

Loved this - you need a whole day. There is SO MUCH to see and take in. For a lot of it you cannot take photos(for obvious reasons), but the amount of information a person walks away with is staggering!

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October 30, 2017|
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Response from KMSPSS | Reviewed this property |
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
May 25, 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
April 9, 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