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National Archives Museum, Washington DC

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The Declaration of the Independence, U.S. Constitution, Bill of Rights, and 1297 Magna Carta confirmed by Edward I are all housed at National Archives Museum. These documents, among other important historical documents regarding the U.S. government, are on display in the archives' main chamber, called the Rotunda for the Charters of Freedom. Here, you will also find the Louisiana Purchase Treaty and Emancipation Proclamation. Due to popularity, you should expect to stand in (often long) lines to view each of the most important documents exhibited here. Arrange to visit National Archives Museum and other attractions in Washington DC using our Washington DC tour planner.
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  • It is amazing all of the history in one building. I was amazing to see the Bill of Rights and the Constitution in one spot. I think this is a must while in DC.  more »
  • The museum didn't have all the jazz of the natural history museum or the air and space center, but the original constitution and bill of rights in the Rotunda made up for it. Please note: this place f...  more »
  • It is amazing to be able to view these documents! You are also to able to view the Magna Carta. You will enjoy your visit more is you pre schedule an entrance time if not a tour. This allows you to by...  more »
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  • I didn't originally plan on coming here but I'm glad I did. Seeing our Constitution in front of my eyes and seeing the pen marks from the men who formed our country was nothing short of awe inspiring. They don't allow you to take many photos simply due to the fragility of the documents.
  • Advertise a learning space but it closed. Only a small portion of things on display. A lot of reading. Need more interactive displays. This past visit there wasn't a line.
  • Go see the museum for yourself. In addition to other great things, it has the Declaration of Independence, Constitution and Bill of Rights, collectively known as the Charters of Freedom, on display.
  • The most important historical documents of the United States. There is a lot to see there besides for the declaration of Independence, the Constitution and Bill of Rights.
  • It is amazing to see such important documents so well preserved. Great job!