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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Owner description: Repository where the most important historical documents of the United States are held, such as the original Declaration of Independence, Bill of Rights, Constitution and the 1297 version of the Magna Carta.
Port Hueneme, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2013

What more can you say than to say you saw the original documents that made our country possible. Amazing display of historic documents and items. We went late in the afternoon and had almost no waiting time to get into the hall where the Declaration of Independence was on display. WOW!.

Visited November 2012
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“Jump the queue to see the documents”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2013

We booked the guided tour which starts at 9.45 in the morning. It cost $1.50 per person. Consider how absolutely fascinating this was having the docent tour guide was really helpful.
Because of all the information you can access at the achives it is a good idea to plan to spend a couple of hours at least here. It is set up for visiting and looking up information. We hadn't planned to spend any time there after the tour and had already booked another musuem tour.
To rectify this error we are returning to in November 2013 and will again do this tour.

Visited November 2012
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Lakewood, Colorado
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“Long, Long Lines to See Hallowed History”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2013

The Magna Carta! The Declaration of Independence!! The Bill of Rights and the Constitution!! Wow. Come see them while you can still see them -- they are fading fast. The research side of the house is the secret gem -- there you can research genealogy, watch old movies and more.

Visited March 2013
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2013

This was great to see. It is very dark and cool in the area because these are the original documents and must be preserved. How great is it to see all the fore fathers signatures on these impressive documents from such important time periods in this countries history! A must do on your trip to DC

Visited February 2013
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Gresham, Oregon
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“Patriot or not, Every American should go here”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2013

This is the building that houses our founding documents. If you do nothing else you should see the Deceleration of Independence and the Constitution. These are the original papers that started the most free country in the world. Words over 200 years old that still make sense today.
You can spend a few minutes just viewing those or most of the day reading articles of key events of Americas past, and or view video's of key events. I would say 1 hour and as long as half a day, it just depends on you. Of course...there is a gift shop! As will all Smithsonian Museums, it's free.

Visited October 2012
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