National ArchivesCurrently Open [Closes at 05:30 pm]
- 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
National Archives - Review
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 Information
- 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 by Public Transport
- Pennsylvania Ave NW
Restaurants Near National Archives
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Things to Know Before Visiting National Archives
60.19% 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
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National Archives, Washington D. C. Reviews
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.
On display: The Declaration of Independence, The Bill of Rights, and the Constitution of the United States = all collectively known as the Charters of Freedom. Also on display is the Magna Carta - the first document forced onto a King of England by a group of his subjects, to limit his powers by law and protect their privileges. Need I say more? Plan on spending some time (at least one hour minimum), at the National Archives, not only viewing the above stated documents (no photographs are allowed), but also the many other exhibits/displays at the National Archives. It is so humbling to see all of them, and realize what our ancestors and others before us, went through. Admission - FREE Parking - street, better yet, take the Metro to the National Archives stop. Go up the escalator, and when you get to the top, the National Archives is to your left, across the street. Hours - Open seven days a week, 10 A.M. - 5:30 P.M., but always check before you go, just to make sure. Go! It is so worth it!!!!
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.
A disappointing experience, mostly due to rude security. Seeing the Constitution, Bill of Rights and Declaration of Independence was wildly underwhelming. It took nearly 30 mins in line, listening to a security guard without any microphone try and tell everyone to not form lines, then once you get into the Rotunda, everyone forms lines, security doesn’t move people along, and I was yelled at several times to move by security, never coming close to seeing the documents. They need to figure out a better way to execute these exhibits, or maybe hire semi-decent security because they really made the mood of the whole exhibit negative. Look up pictures; don’t bother standing in line and getting yelled at to see these faded documents.
Considering that the place is free, it provides an amazing experience. You can see the originals of American Bill of Rights, Declaration of Independence and Constitution all within 15 minutes, if you have planned your route. There are other interesting exhibits, but these three are highlights and definitely worth a visit.