National Archives

Welcome back!

We are delighted to welcome you back to the National Archives Museum!

 

About

The National Archives Museum is home to the Charters of Freedom, including the original Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights. The museum is situated in the heart of the National Mall in Washington, D.C., surrounded by dozens of memorials, museums and historic areas. Visit our website for more information about the National Archives Museum .

 

Current Hours

Daily: 10am-5:30pm

Want to skip the public line? Timed entry tickets are available for entry times from 10:00am to 4:30pm

 

What is Currently on Display

The Rotunda and all galleries of the National Archives Building in Washington, DC, are open for viewing of the Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution, and Bill of Rights; The Lawrence F. O’Brien Gallery, featuring Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote; The Public Vaults; and the David M. Rubenstein Gallery, featuring Records of Rights

 

Museum Store

A selection of retail items are available for purchase upon exiting the Museum. Retail items may also be purchased by visiting the National Archives Store .

 

Museum Cafe

The National Archives Cafe is currently closed.

Welcome back!

We are delighted to welcome you back to the National Archives Museum!

 

About

The National Archives Museum is home to the Charters of Freedom, including the original Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights. The museum is situated in the heart of the National Mall in Washington, D.C., surrounded by dozens of memorials, museums and historic areas. Visit our website for more information about the National Archives Museum .

 

Current Hours

Daily: 10am-5:30pm

Want to skip the public line? Timed entry tickets are available for entry times from 10:00am to 4:30pm

 

What is Currently on Display

The Rotunda and all galleries of the National Archives Building in Washington, DC, are open for viewing of the Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution, and Bill of Rights; The Lawrence F. O’Brien Gallery, featuring Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote; The Public Vaults; and the David M. Rubenstein Gallery, featuring Records of Rights

 

Museum Store

A selection of retail items are available for purchase upon exiting the Museum. Retail items may also be purchased by visiting the National Archives Store .

 

Museum Cafe

The National Archives Cafe is currently closed.

Notifications and Alerts

Need to Know

Booking Windows

Changes and Cancellations

Purchasing Tickets

Entry to the National Archives is free. If you choose to reserve a self-guided timed ticket, a non-refundable $1.00 advance reservation convenience fee will be charged for each ticket. Changes are allowed on a ticket order at no additional charge. If you cancel, reservation fees are non-refundable. 

Personal and other information collected through recreation.gov will be shared with NARA's support partner, the National Archives Foundation, in order to conduct outreach and enhance the visitor experience. If you do not want your personal and other information shared with the Foundation, please email visitorservices@nara.gov. 

Cancellations

There are NO REFUNDS on any ticket orders. When the Archives is unexpectedly closed due to special events, national security concerns, or for other reasons, it will NOT be able to refund any money. In the event of a cancellation, attempts will be made to inform you of the closure and re-book your tickets to another date, or visitors may choose to modify their reservation on their own before the scheduled time, provided tickets are available at the new date and time.

Ticketed Entry Procedures

Please arrive no more than 10 minutes before the scheduled time on your ticket. While we will do our best to honor the scheduled time on your ticket, entry to the National Archives museum will be subject to building capacity. Late arrivals cannot be guaranteed entry into the museum.

All visitors will pass through airport-type security and metal detectors. Visitors, as well as their belongings, are subject to inspection. There are no lockers or coat check stations available. 

Contact Information

Mailing Address

700 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE NW Washington DC 20408

Phone Number

EMAIL: VISITORSERVICES@NARA.GOV PHONE: 202-357-5210

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