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Reviewed May 14, 2019

Even with many kids there on field trips it was still an enjoyable visit and am sure I learned as much as the kids did on their tour. What an honor to see our national documents. Highly recommended and so much to see in one building.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 9, 2019

There is not a ton of stuff to look at here, unlike the other museums. They do have several exhibits to go through, but many of the documents they are displaying are reproductions, not the original. We kind of sped through those, then went on to the rotunda to view the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights. You can't take pictures anywhere in the building...they don't even want you talking on your phone within 10 feet of the documents in the rotunda.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed May 9, 2019 via mobile

Make sure you see the documents housed in this building. The Declaration is fading fast, see it while you can!

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 8, 2019 via mobile

There is a lot to see in here, if you’re interested. We mostly just had a very quick look at a few sections then headed for the Declaration of Independence rotunda. No photos allowed in here. Pretty cool to see all the documents in the rotunda.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 4, 2019 via mobile

The best part is downstairs, where the three documents are put into context of both creation and reception, and how their interpretation has changed over the years. I don’t know what people are expected when they see the documents themselves - they are very faded, and you are not really going to linger over them.

Date of experience: May 2019
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