National Archives and Records Administration

700 Pennsylvania Ave NW (at 7th St NW)
Washington, DC 20408
(301) 837-0700
10:00am - 5:30pm
10:00am - 5:30pm
10:00am - 5:30pm
10:00am - 5:30pm
10:00am - 5:30pm
10:00am - 5:30pm
10:00am - 5:30pm


  • Watch this video about the recently displayed Nuremburg Laws.
  • Congress established the National Archives Establishment in 1934 to centralize federal record keeping & holds Declaration of Independence, Constitution, Bill of Rights & a copy of the 1297 Magna Carta
  • Go See the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence!
  • No pictures, no video, just your memory!
  • This venue holds original copies of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. Get your wonk on at
  • The line gets long, so get here early. After you've seen the big 3 (Declaration, Constitution, and Bill of Rights), look at the interactive exhibits that show some of the other records available!
  • Architect John Russell Popes masterpiece. The doors on the National Archives building are the largest bronze doors in the world. Check out this video for more info.
  • Pay $1 online in advance and skip to the head of the line.
  • As the Fourth of July quickly approaches, check out this fun cartoon from 1905 by Clifford Berryman warning readers of the potential dangers of those fireworks!
  • At the top of the stairs on the Constitution Ave side of the building are 39-foot-tall bronze doors. At the time they were installed, the bronze doors were said to be the largest in the world.
  • If you are nearby, stop in and be amazed by the original Declaration of Independence! Very cool and inspirational!
  • Check out the interior doors of the elevator engraved with the Declaration of Independence!
  • On Independence Day 1992, the Fife and Drum Corps stand ready during the celebration at the National Archives and Records Administration.
  • Come just 15 to 30 minutes before it closes to avoid lines to the rotunda.
  • The lines look bad but move quickly!
  • Just like Nicolas Cage, photography is banned here too.
  • If you haven't seen the declaration or constitution, come check it out. Dont leave with out seeing the magna carta
  • Originals documents are here, right in front of you! So much history, you can feel it!
  • 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
  • Seeing the foundation for our country leaves you speechless.

Nearby places

1400 Constitution Ave NW (at 14th St NW)
655 Jefferson Drive SW