NATIONAL ARCHIVES, DC
Reserved Guided ToursHistoric Tour
1 hr. 00 min.
A 1 hour docent-led guided tour of the National Archives Museum is offered once per day, Monday through Friday, at 9:45 a.m. Individuals and groups may reserve up to 15 spaces. The tour includes the Rotunda for the Charters of Freedom (home to the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights) and the Public Vaults permanent, interactive exhibit gallery.
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.
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 the Theater.
Restrooms, drinking fountains, Archives Shop, Cafe.
All Guided Tour ticket holders enter through the Special Events entrance located near the corner of 7th Street and Constitution Avenue.
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.