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 (recreation.gov). 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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The National Archives Museum is located at 701 Constitution Avenue, NW [between 7th & 9th Streets] Washington, DC 20408. Print and bring this reservation confirmation letter. It will act as the ticket for your group. Plan to arrive at the entrance at least 10 minutes prior to the reservation time. Include all members of your party in the reservation, regardless of age. Visitors are subject to security screening. Entry to the National Archives is free. However, a nonrefundable $1 advance reservation service fee applies to each timed entry reservation. In the event of the museum’s closure due to inclement weather or other circumstances, refunds will not be issued. Reservations will be honored on the first day that the museum resumes normal operating procedures. There is limited, metered parking available on various streets around the National Archives Museum, but use of the Metro (Archives-Navy Memorial-Penn Quarter (Green/Yellow Lines) is strongly suggested.