NARA¿s Mid Atlantic Region - Center City Philadelphia, PA

National Archives and Records Administration


Only the National Archives has a mandate to preserve and make available the records of what the Federal Government does--why, how, and with what consequences. Its mission is unique--to ensure ready access to the essential evidence that documents the rights of American citizens, the actions of Federal officials, and the national experience. The National Archives carries out this mission through a nationwide network of archives, records centers, and Presidential libraries and on the Internet.

The National Archives - Mid Atlantic Regional Program serves the geographic areas of Pennsylvania, Delaware, West Virginia, Maryland and Virginia. It helps federal officials manage information by offering technical assistance and training and setting records retention and disposal guidelines. The regional office also provides cost-efficient offsite storage for non-current federal agency records and maintains the historically significant Mid Atlantic federal records from 1790 to the present. The historical records, as well as select court bankruptcy records, are open to the public at regional locations.

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Mid Atlantic Region - Center City Philadelphia
900 Market Street
(Entrance on Chestnut Street, between 9th and 10th Streets.)
Phone: 215-606-0100


The facility is located on the ground level of the Nix Federal Building. Enter on the Chestnut Street side between 9th and 10th Streets.

Subway: Market-Frankford Line. Exit at 8th Street.

Bus: Many SEPTA and NJ Transit buses stop in the vicinity. For routes that stop at the main entrance, SEPTA buses #9, #21, #38, and #42 stop at 9th Street and Chestnut.

Rail: All SEPTA regional rail lines and the New Jersey PATCO line have stations on Market Street between 8th and 11th.

Car: From the north: I-95 south to Exit 22 (I-676 West/ Independence Hall/Callowhill St. exit), right on Callowhill St. at bottom of ramp. Left on 6th St. to Walnut St. Right on Walnut to 9th. Right on 9th to Chestnut St.

From the south: I-95 north to Exit 22. Left at 6th St. and proceed as above.

From the east: Benjamin Franklin Bridge to 6th St. Proceed as above.

From the west: I-76 to Exit 344 (I-676 East). I-676 east to 8th St./Chinatown exit. Right on 8th to Walnut. Right on Walnut to 9th. Right on 9th. helps you discover and book trips to all of America's public places.
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