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“Always something to learn” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The National Archives Museum

The National Archives Museum
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Owner description: Repository where the most important historical documents of the United States are held, such as the original Declaration of Independence, Bill of Rights, Constitution and the 1297 version of the Magna Carta.
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“Always something to learn”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2013

With its rotating exhibits, the National Archives always has something new to show people. The building of course also houses some of the Nation's most important documents, the Decleration of Independance, and the Bill of Rights. There can be very long lines in the summer, so get there early and get in early. I worked nearby and would be able to walk in during lunch with no line and nobody there in the rotunda, but I doubt many people can do that. This is an important stop to see a real piece of American history, the actual documents which made this country what it is today.

Visited May 2012
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“A Must See!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2013

It's amazing to see the original documents that started this country and made it what it is today. Security took about 5 minutes, but well worth it. We enjoyed quietly admiring all three pieces of history. The gift shop is actually one of the best out of any of the other attractions.

Visited January 2013
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“Well Worth A Visit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2013

This is well worth a visit. Book on a tour and look round the beautiful building. Make sure you get there early as security takes a while.

Visited May 2012
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“Must visit to see our nations founding documents”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2013

When you arrive at the national archives you will get to view one of 4 original copies of the magna carta, The Declaration of Independence, The Constitution and The Bill of Rights. We ere fortunate enough to see the Emancipation Proclamation which is one display only three days per year.

Visited December 2012
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“A Great Walk Through U.S. History”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2013

You are gazing on some of the most important documents in U.S. history or on copies preserved under glass. If that's not enough for you, if you want more sparkle, you may be a little bored. For me, quietly looking at all of that incredible ephemera is a great thrill.

Visited February 2012
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