National Archives6528 Votes Currently Closed
- Address: 700 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20408, United States, Washington D. C.
- Timings: 10:00 am - 05:30 pm Details
- Phone: +1-8662726272
- Tags: Heritage Building
The National Archives is a storehouse of the most important documents, books and other miscellaneous objects in US history. The place is home to the most astonishing collection of documents that are extremely important to the identity of the country.
Most significantly, The Rotunda of the National Archives Building is home to a display of the Constitution of the United States, the Bill of Rights, and the Declaration of Independence. It is precisely to see these amazing manuscripts that most tourists visit this lovely building. You will certainly be able to learn a lot more about US history and also understand the importance of events in it while seeing the objects in this building.
National Archives Travel Tips
- The number of people allowed at one time is limited, so you may have to wait for a while if the quota has been met.
How to Reach National Archives
- Pennsylvania Ave NW
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54.74% of people who visit Washington D. C. include National Archives in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
66.9% of people start their National Archives visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see National Archives
85.42% of people prefer walking in order to reach National Archives
National Archives Reviews & Ratings
Seeing the Constitution, Bill of Rights and the Declaration of Independence was very emotional for me. In the rotunda there a two HUGE portraits of our founding fathers. It's all quite stirring. Whatever your politics it can't be helped to feel proud and grateful.
It was amazing to see our national treasures. I’m grateful that the ink is still legible on these extraordinary documents. The low light is necessary to preserve the documents. The curators were extremely helpful in identifying signatures, etc.
Its great the constitution and declaration of independence are on display. And it's also wonderful there is no admission. The good ends there. The problems include the very dimly lit interior vault room making it nearly impossible to see anything. The dim light is made worse by the long lines of people craning their necks over one another to catch a glimpse of these and related documents. No picture taking and no using a cell phone once inside the building. The lines don't move and so you end up leaving without seeing some or any of the documents. The guards for the exhibit are strict and verge on being rude. Pass on this, it is a waste of time. You'll see more on wikipedia and other digital platforms. Three stars because it houses the actual documents. One star for the actual experience. Two stars average.
Truly a awesome to see the documents from the founding fathers, you're not allowed to take photographs inside due to the age and sensitivity of the ink of the documents of light and flashes and the room is kept dim so the light isn't good for pictures. But other than that I highly recommend for all to see.
Overall I am very impressed at process that has been gone through to protect and display the Declaration of Independence, Constitution and Bill of Rights. The Magna Carta was on display as well (my wife’s favorite). There are other exhibits that are very interesting and educational as well. Bonus: free entrance!