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U.S. National Archives

Washington, District of Columbia, United States

700 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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Overall Experience: 7 / 10
Date Visited: Sunday, March 29, 2009

The National Archives is best known for maintaining the Charters of Freedom: The Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States, and the Bill of Rights. The National Archives also has a number of public exhibits that display some of the history of the documents, and the history of the United States.

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Visitors could probably spend a couple of hours inside the National Archives looking at the exhibits. There is also often a line outside the Rotuna, so expect to spend some time waiting there. Additionally, there is usually a line in front of the National Archives limiting access to the building. During busier times of the year (often when there are many school trips), wait times of an hour outside the building are not uncommon. You will have to pass through a metal detector and have your bags scanned before entering the building.


Entrance to the National Archives is free.

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