The National Archives Museum, Washington DC

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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4.2/5 based on 2,000+ reviews on the web
The Declaration of the Independence, U.S. Constitution, Bill of Rights, and 1297 Magna Carta confirmed by Edward I are all housed at The 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 These documents, among other important historical documents regarding the U.S. government, are on display in the archives' main chamber, called the Rotunda for the Charters of Freedom.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 The National Archives Museum and other attractions in Washington DC using our Washington DC tour planner.
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  • Every American Citizen should see our Charters of Freedom. There is security as you would expect, and the lighting is dim to protect the documents and no photography is allowed. Must See! 
  • Thankfully, I arrived about 15 minutes before the archives opened and was about the 10th in line. Once inside, I headed straight for the rotunda to get some quiet time to appreciate the beauty and sig...  read more »
  • Beautiful, historic building. The granite and carved woodwork inside were incredible. It was awesome to see the Declaration of Independence and other historic documents. 
  • Lots of fun things and souvenirs.
  • Line system is crap, impossible to get in. Ask people from Empire State Building on how to move large crowds
  • Awesome and reasonable priced
  • Fun
  • A must visit for every American.
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