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National Archives Building, DC

National Archives and Records Administration


The National Archives Building in Washington, DC (Archives I), houses textual and microfilm records relating to genealogy, American Indians, the New Deal, the District of Columbia, the Federal courts, Congress, and pre-World War II military and naval-maritime matters.

The Rotunda of the National Archives Building in downtown Washington, DC, contains the permanent exhibit of the Constitution, Bill of Rights, and the Declaration of Independence. A new exhibit called the Public Vaults displays over 1,000 fascinating records (originals or reproductions) from the National Archives holdings.

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National Archives Building
700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Phone: (866) 272-6272


The National Archives Building is located between Seventh and Ninth Streets, NW, with entrances on Pennsylvania and Constitution Avenues. The Rotunda entrance, which includes the Exhibit Hall, is on Constitution Avenue. The research entrance to the building is on Pennsylvania Avenue. The Archives/Navy Memorial stop on the Yellow or Green Line, is across Pennsylvania Avenue from the Archives Building. For further information on transportation to the National Archives Building, see helps you discover and book trips to all of America's public places.
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