The 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 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 These documents, among other important historical documents regarding the U.S. government, are on display in the archives' main chamber, called the Rotunda for the Charters of Freedom.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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  • what a rare treat to see first hand our Declaration of Independence, Bill of Rights, and the Constitution of the U.S. the building it is housed in is appropriate and grand. Was lucky to see on display...  more »
  • This is where one can see the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights. It is well worth the tour just to see these items. Oh! And I saw the Magna Carta! How awesome is that!? 
  • The architecture in the city is amazing and stunning. This was one of my favorite buildings to see. The lines werent long, but there really was no organization, so many people stood infront of the exh...  more »
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  • A fascinating and well laid out history of the US. Accommodates a lot of people well, but expect a queue to see the declaration of independence etc. Also don't anticipate being able to read some of the older documents, the handwriting is pretty illegible to contemporary readers.
  • 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
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