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National Archives

Home of the Charters of Freedom: The Declaration of Independence, The United States Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. The National Archives keeps more than eight billion pages of text, millions of photographs, and hundreds of thousands of reels of film. The Public Vaults, an interactive permanent exhibition, is a journey of discovery, inviting you behind the scenes into a virtual realm of the working archives - the stacks and vaults where the records of all three branches of government are kept. A trip through the Public Vaults will show you why records matter to you, your family, and your country. Don't miss the The Lawerence F. O'Brien Gallery, devoted to changing exhibitions, and The William G. McGowan Theater, which shows documentary films, lectures, and symposia.

Hours
Exhibit spaces at the National Archives Building in Washington DC will remain open to the public from 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., seven days a week, year round. Please note that the last admission will be at 5:00 p.m.

Admission
FREE

Calendar of Events
Mar 21 - Jan 5Making Their Mark: Stories Through Signatures
Sep 8Conspiracy Theories and Other Dangerous Ideas
Sep 10The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism
Sep 10Making Their Mark Adult Education Workshop Series: From Quill to Rollerball
Sep 12James Madison: A Life Reconsidered
Sep 13My Prairie Cookbook: Memories and Frontier Food from My Little House to Yours
Sep 15Lincoln’s Gamble: How the Emancipation Proclamation Changed the Course of the Civil War
Sep 17Constitution Day Family Activities
Sep 17The State of the Constitution: Is the Constitution Still Working for America?
Sep 18America’s Forgotten Constitutions: Defiant Visions of Power and Community
Sep 23‘D-Day Remembered’: 8th Annual Charles Guggenheim Tribute Program
Sep 25Breath of Freedom (Film Screening)
Sep 26Nicky’s Family (Film Screening)
Sep 30Style and Influence: First Ladies’ Fashions
Oct 18Archives Sleepover: History, Heroes, and Treasures
Nov 5Making Their Mark Adult Education Workshop Series: Meet the Pen Doctor
Dec 3Making Their Mark Adult Education Workshop Series: Calligraphy Basics
Dec 30"Making Their Mark" Family Day

Plan Your Visit

National Archives
Constitution Avenue, NW, between 7th and 9th Streets
Washington, DC 20408
202-357-5000 phone
301-837-0482 TTY
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