The National Archives Museum, Washington DC
(4.3/5 based on 2,200+ 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 These documents, among other important historical documents regarding the U.S. government, are on display in the archives' main chamber, called the Rotunda for the Charters of Freedom.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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  • Visiting the National Archives Building during a trip to our National Capitol in Washington D.C. was one of those experiences which I will never forget. For those who don’t know, or have never been, t...  more »
  • Went online to reserve tickets for 2 on a Sunday at 10:30 am. On Sunday, the Museum opens at 10 am. If you get here 10-15 minutes prior to opening, you don't really need to reserve tickets. We were th...  more »
  • It was impressive to see the important documents of the foundation of our country. The Declaration of Independence is just about totally faded. The Constitution is much more readable. The frustrating ...  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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