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 These documents, among other important historical documents regarding the U.S. government, are on display in the archives' main chamber, called the Rotunda for the Charters of Freedom.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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TripAdvisor
  • You haven't really seen WDC if you've passed by the National Archives. You get to experience the original Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Need I say more? It is a...  more »
  • The main cupola where the constitution and declaration of independence are housed can get very crowded so be aware of that. We did not go to any other exhibition at the Archives as we were with small ...  more »
  • To see the documents that made the United States of America what it is something everyone should do. The Constitution, The Bill of Rights, The Magna Carta etc etc. Just seeing it in front of you is aw...  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
  • Fun