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The National Archives Museum

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Address: 700 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington DC, DC 20408-0001
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Repository where the most important historical documents of the United...

Repository where the most important historical documents of the United States are held, such as the original Declaration of Independence, Bill of Rights, Constitution and the 1297 version of the Magna Carta.

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The Archives is a must go when in DC. To see the original Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights is an awe inspiring events. The line to enter on a Sunday... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The Archives is a must go when in DC. To see the original Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights is an awe inspiring events. The line to enter on a Sunday afternoon was out the door but only about 10 minutes long. To make it even better, it has the best gift shop out of all of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It doesn't get any better than seeing the original Declaration of Independence and Constitution! No pictures allowed, but an excellent way to spend part of your day.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was amazing. Seriously, the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights in 1 room????? We enjoyed the other exhibits as well. There is no excuse for missing this museum, in my opinion.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was reluctant to stop by this museum, but I'm glad I did. I thought I'd be in and out of the museum in about an hour. Instead, I ended up being there for a little over two hours and the time flew by. If you visit you'll see primary documents over 100 years old. Most of the documents (Magna... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went here a couple of years ago, it was a pretty good experience. Near the end of our walk around the Archives I stumbled upon an old looking book in a display that no one seemed to be paying much attention to. It was the Magna Carta. I mean, really. That made my life. I didn't need to see anything... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A somewhat hidden gem, with short lines and much content. Sunday is a good day to go, with street parking and not as many visitors. It is amazing what historical treasures of the USA are here.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Take some time to visit the research library and do some family history. Staff is very helpful and many original al documents are on site and available within hours.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved the archived and I was so happy to bring my kids here and have them see these documents. The museum is excellent, my review is based on our experience, not just the quality of the museum. In our 9 days in DC I can easily say that the staff here were the only rude and inconsiderate ones we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

There are so many museums, art galleries, government buildings, national monuments and historic sites to see in Washington, D.C., from one end of the National Mall to the other, from Arlington National Cemetery to the Tidal Basin, up Pennsylvania Avenue and down Constitution Avenue. For all Americans, one of the must-sees is the National Archives Museum. Located north of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I went here to of course see the Charters of Freedom: Declaration of Independence, US Consititution, and the Bill of Rights. It was truly remarkable to see these documents preserved and in good condition. There is nothing more amazing then seeing the documents that have set the foundation of American History. The museum is free, and you do not need... More 

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