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The National Archives Museum

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Address: 700 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20408-0001
Phone Number: +1 202-357-5000
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Repository where the most important historical documents of the United...

Repository where the most important historical documents of the United States are held, such as the original Declaration of Independence, Bill of Rights, Constitution and the 1297 version of the Magna Carta.

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During our Washington DC vacation we visited The National Archives Museum housing the displays of the Bill of Rights, Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. These... read more

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

During our Washington DC vacation we visited The National Archives Museum housing the displays of the Bill of Rights, Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. These documents are suffering mightily from the ravages of time, but they are well displayed and the exhibits contain a great deal of information regarding these documents resulting from the activities of our country's founding... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There was a line in the summer, but it moved quickly. A must do for history buffs! Easy to find. Cool to the Declaration and other documents

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Harwich, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is so amazing to see the actual words and documents that have created the US. And to see the Magna Carta from which so much is drawn from when trying to establish this country.

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Marlin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There will probably be long lines to visit the Declaration of Independence, Bill or Rights, and the U.S. Constitution. However, they take large groups of people at one time, so the wait will not be as long as it looks. Small children and wheelchair bound folks are taken care of first and that is nice. These are definitely attractions in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I cannot say enough about how amazing this museum is. In addition to housing documents like the Constitution, Magna Carta, and Declaration of Independence, this museum helps visitors understand where we have come from as a nation through captures of pivotal documents assembled here to give you a window into the past. From letters written by angry business owners in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you're a history buff, a visit to the National Archives Museum is a must. It is amazing to see the original, aged documents and books, many sealed with original signatures and sometimes wax.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

If you are a history buff, this is an amazing stop. The amount of history, the documents, interactive exhibits, displays, just amazing stuff. One of my best stops in DC, stayed for about 3.5 hours, could have stayed all day. Also one of the absolute best gift shops on my trip

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

First of all - strict no camera policy around the important documents. 100% have to see when you come to DC. The reason we have our great country lays in the words written on the paper in this room. You walk into that room and see the documents that keep our freedoms protected...it is a must see even if you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It's well worth visiting here to see the Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights and the Constitution. Very informative and interesting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Not just a beautiful archive, but a learning place for all ages. One section allows you to test your understanding of the constitution and its amendments. Well worth a visit.

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