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 These documents, among other important historical documents regarding the U.S. government, are on display in the archives' main chamber, called the Rotunda for the Charters of Freedom.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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  • Constitution....Declaration of Independence. What else needs to be said.....the dawn of our society is recorded in this building. Learn about your country and get in here.  more »
  • A Must see while in DC - While the documents are in a demly lit room to protect them. It is great to actually see them Also you can see one of the copies of the Magna Carta - Interesting that you cann...  more »
  • We took the kids to see the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. There are all there to view and ponder. There are many other displays with materials from land ownership,...  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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