NATIONAL ARCHIVES, DC
Timed Visit EntryHistoric Tour
Timed Visit Entry is offered every 15 mins. beginning at 10:15 a.m. to 90 minutes before closing, daily. Maximum 220 visitors per hour. Individuals may reserve up to 20 spaces and groups may reserve up to 100 spaces. Plan for a 90-minute visit including an 11-minute introductory film in the McGowan Theater, the O'Brien temporary exhibit gallery, the Public Vaults permanent exhibit gallery, the Charters of Freedom (home to the Declaration, Constitution, and Bill of Rights), and the Boeing Learning Center.
Know Before You Go
Reservations are not required for entrance to the National Archives Museum, and visitors may wait in the general public line any time the museum is open. However, advance reservations are highly recommended and will allow visitors to avoid the exterior portion of the line, especially during the heavy tourist season.
Throughout the building and exhibits there are wheelchair ramps and elevators. There is captioning in the exhibits and on audio-visual components. There are assisted listening devices available in Theater.
Restrooms, drinking fountains, Archives Shop, Cafe.
Those with Timed Visit Entry enter through the Special Events door at Constitution Ave. and 7th Street.
Note: Some Tours may be available only from the Tour Park on a first-come-first-served basis. Arrival dates earlier than the online-reservation-window may also be available at the Tour Park.