National Archives
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National Archives

The National Archives Museum in Washington, D.C., is home to the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights.


Time Out says

What are the National Archives?

Step into the National Archives, and you'll dive into a treasure trove of historical documents and exhibits on the history of the United States. Notable highlights include the original Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

Are the National Archives worth visiting?

If you've memorized every line from Nicholas Cage's cinematic masterpiece, National Treasure, or you're just a history enthusiast, then this is the spot for you.

Tickets, accessibility and booking

Entry to the National Archives is free, and while reservations aren't mandatory, they are highly recommended, especially between March and Labor Day, to skip potential long lines.

Where’s good to eat near the National Archives?

For more historical exploration, swing by Old Ebbits Grill, D.C.'s oldest saloon established in 1856. Over the years, it played host to Presidents Ulysses S. Grant, Andrew Johnson, Grover Cleveland, and Theodore Roosevelt.


700 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC
Cross street:
at 9th St
Archives-Navy Memorial Metro
Admission free
Opening hours:
Rotunda & Exhibit Hall 10am–5.30pm daily. Research Center 9am–5pm Mon–Sat
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