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Timed Visit Entry

Historic Tour
Accessible
Ticket Availability


  


Tour Description

Timed Visit Entry is offered every 15 mins. beginning at 10:30 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 to 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), the Boeing Learning Center, and the David M. Rubenstein Gallery.


Tour Details

  • Distance: 1 miles
  • Number of Steps: 40
  • Accessible: Yes
  • Effort: Easy

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, March through Labor Day.

Visitors are encouraged to plan for a 90-minute visit with options to see the O'Brien temporary exhibit gallery, the Public Vaults permanent exhibit gallery, the Charters of Freedom (Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights), the Boeing Learning Center, and the David M. Rubenstein Gallery. The Archives Shop is open daily 10 a.m. to closing. The Cafe is open from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The National Archives Museum is ADA compliant. As a courtesy, a limited number of wheelchairs are available through Security.


Accessibility

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.


Amenities

Restrooms, drinking fountains, Archives Shop, Cafe.


Directions

Those with Timed Visit Entry reservations enter through the Special Events door at Constitution Ave. and 9th 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.
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