Washington, D.C. - United States National Archives

The National Archives contains historical documents that tell the stories of America's history as a nation with 33 locations nationwide.
The main archive is located in Washington D.C.

While visiting four exhibit galleries:
Records of Rights in the Rubenstein Gallery,
Exhibits in the Lawrence F. O'Brien Gallery,
Public Vaults Permanent Exhibit Gallery
Rotunda for the Charters of Freedom

You will see:
The Public Vaults and the Original Charters of Freedom (the Declaration of Independence, The Constitution, and the Bill of Rights)
• Attend public programs, including film presentations, workshops, and lectures.
• Review proposed Federal rules and regulations at the Federal Register
• View Historical Photographs and artifacts
• View Historical Records

Address The National Archives is located at 700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
 Washington, DC 20408-0001
(between Seventh and Ninth Streets, NW) 
The research entrance is on Pennsylvania Avenue. 
The Rotunda entrance, which includes the Exhibit Hall, is on Constitution Avenue.
Admission Fee

Entrance to the The National Archives is Free.
 
Rotunda and Exhibit Hall is open from 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Last admission is 30 minutes prior to closing. (Closed Thanksgiving Day and December 25)
Research Center Hours   Monday - Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.  Closed Sundays and Federal Holidays

Visitors can get tickets in the entry line of The National Archives or get timed tickets to avoid lines
The convenience fee for online timed ticket reservations is $1.50 per person
Reserved visits are available at the following times:
• Guided Tours, 9:45 a.m., Monday through Friday
• Timed Visit Entry, 10:30 a.m. to 90 minutes before closing, daily
• Click here to reserve tickets  - Plan a visit to the National Archives in the Washington, D.C

Getting There

To get to The National Archives By DC Metro

Take Metrorail Yellow or Green line
Exit at Archives/Navy Memorial station.
Walk across the street to the Archives

Directions, times, and parking information for The National Archives

Take the DC Circulator bus if you are around the National Mall area. 
It is economical, convenient, and saves you from way too much walking.
DC Circulator Bus Info - National Mall loop

 Recommendations Plan ahead, reserve online for The National Archives, the line tends to be long during the busy time of Spring and Summer!  

Please be advised that Security is strict and - no photos, food/ drinks.   

If you have time, combine with tours of  the Library of Congress, the U.S. Supreme Court, and the U.S. Botanic Garden.
Website The National Archives in Washington, DC Website