National ArchivesCurrently 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
- Ticket Price: Free
- Tags: Family And Kids, 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.
- 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.
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60.18% 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
Everything was beautiful and the staff from the gift shop were very friendly. I can not say the same thing about the special police when they check your bags. This was my second time visiting the United States Archives and on the first visit they were very professional. I don’t know if they were tired or for whatever reason it was but this second time around they were rude and unprofessional. I’m disappointed on their demeanor this time. They should learn to speak in a clear comprehensible tone of voice towards the people. Out of all the museums we visited ONLY one had the best friendly staff and that was the National Law Enforcement Museum. I was so pleased by how they welcomed us and guided us through the museum. Now that’s how the security guards from Smithsonian should be trained 🤨.
One of the best places in US to find comparatively short history of United States of America.. visited in summer 2015.. it’s appears that US officials are using several security measures for the safety of this establishment. Sometimes it feels kind of weird and rude. The historical facts unveiled in this museum with utmost clarity and beauty.. however I hope to see US Declaration of Independence, but could only have the digital one only.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: The National Archives Building, known informally as Archives I, is the original headquarters of the National Archives and Records Administration. It is located north of the National Mall at 700 Pennsylvania Avenue, Northwest, Washington, D.C.. The Rotunda entrance is on Constitution Avenue, while the research entrance is on Pennsylvania Avenue. A second larger facility, known as "Archives II" (or simply as "A2"), is located in College Park, Maryland.
I will only give it a one, because it is very clean, but it has horrible working staff. After my friend said that she provable wouldn't get anything, because of the price the staff worker said "GOOD" real rudely. I a m not Impressed. Also their prices are way to high.
The hours are 10:00 am to 5:30 PM 7 days a week for the museum portion. The research room is 8:45 am to 5:45 pm on Monday to Friday. Most people are interested in the museum part and not the research room. You must arrive 30 minutes prior to closing in order to be admitted.