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Timed entry tickets are required for entry. You may purchase a maximum of six tickets per session. While admission to the National Archives is free, there is a $1 convenience fee charged per ticket by the ticketing service provider ( Convenience fee sales are final and are not subject to refunds for any reason, even if the museum experiences an unannounced closure. Persons arriving after their scheduled ticket time are not guaranteed admission to the museum.Timed entry tickets are available for entry times from 10am to 1:30pm. Timed entry ends at 1:30pm to afford our visitors enough time to experience the Rotunda before the exhibit closes promptly at 2pm. The Rotunda is open for viewing of the Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. All other exhibits are closed at this time.

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