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US National Archives

National Archives and Records Administration

Federal Triangle, Washington
  • Dwayne K.
    "original Declaration of Independence!"(25 Tips)
    Kathleen C.
    "Cool history, amazing to see our founding documents"(13 Tips)
    Kathleen W.
    "The line for the Rotunda can be daunting, but it goes fast!"(11 Tips)
    Christopher P.
    "The only thing good here is the constitution and declaration room."(3 Tips)
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  • Viaggiatrice
    ViaggiatriceFebruary 5
    I'd somehow never been here before. Excellent exhibits, and worth the short detour from the Mall.
  • Hannah L.
    Hannah LuddyJanuary 11
    Lots of info on the creation of the founding documents that I hadn't heard before! Try it just an hour or so before closing to avoid crowds.
  • Tom J.
    Tom JanssenJuly 29, 2016
    In the rotunda you can find the original declaration of independence, the bill of rights and the constitution of the United States of America. Very impressive, even for someone from abroad!
  • dickwyn
    dickwynJuly 21, 2016
    No photo taking allowed inside the building but it is still possible to use your phone
  • Maggie M.
    Maggie MacGJuly 6, 2016
    Awesome place to witness pieces of American history.
  • Christopher P.
    Christopher PopovJuly 6, 2016
    The only thing good here is the constitution and declaration room. All other exhibits are interactive and meant for small children.
  • 4sqSU USA
    4sqSU USAJuly 2, 2016
    Home of the Charters of Freedom: The Declaration of Independence, The Constitution and The Bill of Rights.
  • Joseph P.
    Joseph PomoneJuly 1, 2016
    get there early to see the Constitution and Declaration of Independence or wait forever.
  • Nancy B.
    Nancy BenedekApril 8, 2016
    See the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights.
  • Pui Hong A.
    Pui Hong AngApril 8, 2016
    Too crowded.
  • Kathleen C.
    Kathleen CorlessNovember 1, 2015
    Cool history, amazing to see our founding documents
  • Norie W.
    Norie WrightNovember 1, 2015
    Beautiful architecture.
  • Nate M.
    Nate MillsOctober 17, 2015
    Great seeing Constitution, Declaration of Independence, and Bill of Rights!
  • Stephanie R.
    Stephanie RichterSeptember 21, 2015
    Amazing to be able to view such significant documents. Once you are in the gallery, skip around - you don't have to stay in line
  • James C.
    James CSeptember 7, 2015
    Absolutely amazing. It is a must see by all. The Rotunda is a must see with all of the documents.
  • Rob H.
    Rob HavasySeptember 2, 2015
    Prepare for the Declaration, Constitution, and Bill of Rights to be really faded.
  • DM
    DMJuly 25, 2015
    It's really dark here. Hard to see Declaration of Independence
  • John H.
    John HankusJuly 16, 2015
    Sometimes there are really long lines to see the declaration of independence. Go early or before closing. Everyone overlooks the Magna Carta on the 2nd floor. Way older and less crowds around it.
  • Melinda J.
    Melinda JacksonJuly 14, 2015
    I love this museum but it was a 45 min wait every time we went by on 4th of July weekend.
  • Brett G.
    Brett GarwoodJuly 11, 2015
    One of my favorite stops when visiting DC. Original signed drafts of the constitution and declaration of independence.
  • Dmtr
    DmtrJuly 2, 2015
    Definitely check the temporary exhibit in the ground floor before going to see the big three.
  • Island Bruin
    Island BruinJune 27, 2015
    The 2nd floor has more than just the big 3- declaration, constitution, bill of rights. Check out the other exhibits. And come on a weekday early to avoid the long lines
  • Mike D.
    Mike DavisJune 23, 2015
    The Magna Carta was on display for the anniversary.
  • Mike D.
    Mike DavisJune 23, 2015
    The Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights in one room. The line moves fast.
  • Sam E.
    Sam EppsMay 30, 2015
    Everything! Especially the military jacket of Eisenhower and the pens of the presidents during the civil rights era!
  • Miguel d.
    Miguel de LeonMay 19, 2015
    Watch out for Nicolas Cage
  • loran j.
    loran jonakMay 16, 2015
    Don't forget this when you are in DC. The Declaration of Independence is here along with the Magna Carta.
  • Aaron S.
    Aaron SmithMay 13, 2015
    Very cool to see the constitution. Nothing worth checking out beyond that unless you have lots of time.
  • Allison K.
    Allison KasicApril 19, 2015
    In the big mural in the dome look for the hidden president: the cloud over Jefferson's head is a profile of Lincoln.
  • Rachel
    RachelApril 14, 2015
    Be sure to check out the Bill of Rights, Constitution, and Declaration of Independence! Great architecture too!
  • Jacob F.
    Jacob ForsterMarch 31, 2015
    The line moves really quickly! We got through it in about 15 minutes! Not worth the $1 line skip this time of year.
  • Nick M.
    Nick MontaltoMarch 1, 2015
    If you haven't seen the declaration or constitution, come check it out. Dont leave with out seeing the magna carta
  • Karl W.
    Karl WarrenJanuary 21, 2015
    The home of the US Constitution and the Declaration of Independence
  • Leo D. P.
    Leo D. PenroseJanuary 17, 2015
    United States Constitution
  • Chris R.
    Chris RichardsDecember 20, 2014
    A truly underwhelming experience
  • Gilles B.
    Gilles BoeykensDecember 13, 2014
    Originals documents are here, right in front of you! So much history, you can feel it!
  • What's Good Here
    What's Good HereAugust 12, 2014
    This is capacity controlled. Get reservations and arrive before 9:30am or you'll be spending a lot of your time waiting in the line.
  • Andrea C.
    Andrea CAugust 11, 2014
    Make reservations online before to avoid the crazy general admission line.
  • Dirty B.
    Dirty BirdAugust 9, 2014
    Gotta see the Declaration of Independence and the Magna Carta
  • Dmytro S.
    Dmytro SeredenkoAugust 9, 2014
    There is no queue to see the Declaration, but people still line up. Skip the line.
  • Dirty B.
    Dirty BirdAugust 9, 2014
    A place to mark off the todo list
  • Christopher L.
    Christopher LongAugust 9, 2014
    See the founding documents: Declaration of Independence, Constitution, Bill of Rights in the rotunda.
  • Steven H.
    Steven HughesJune 27, 2014
    Entrance and line is on the left if the stairs. If you can reserve tickets for timed visits ahead for $1.50 each.
  • Affinia Hotel Collection
    Also known as “Archives 1,” the National Archives Building houses textual and microfilm records relating to Congress, maritime manner, genealogy, and the District of Columbia itself!
  • Kendal A.
    Kendal AnnApril 17, 2014
    Be prepared to wait in line for at least an hour and a half
  • Lauren B.
    Lauren BaconMarch 24, 2014
    No photography at all. A lot to see and you will have to wait in line to get in. No admission price but very crowded
  • Shane A.
    Shane AdamsMarch 19, 2014
    The line to get in sucks.
  • Tim P.
    Tim PateJanuary 13, 2014
    Of course! Just steal it in the Restoration Room!
  • Sam H.
    Sam HDecember 28, 2013
    At the research archives make sure you bring ID. They don't let you in without one
  • Brian E.
    Brian EibertNovember 29, 2013
    If you are going to do research here, get your plan straight before you arrive. Going in without a plan wastes your precious time.
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