Family Activities:

The National Archives Museum


The National Archives Museum

700 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC

The most important historical documents of the United States are held in the National Archives building, located on the National Mall. The original Declaration of Independence, Bill of Rights, Constitution and the 1297 version of the Magna Carta are all housed here. Families can also trace their own family roots among the documents and microfilm at the National Archives.

Hours: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily

Recent Traveler Reviews

History on display!

by pdhiggins7

We were in D.C. for a long weekend and knew that the National Archives was one of the places we should try to see at the slowest possible time, so we opted for first thing…
Crowd rules- no order

by tfteach

Impressive building and documents. We had really looked forward to viewing the Declaration and Constitution. However, we barely got to see them. They no longer move people through a line. Instead...