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 10am-5:30pm, seven days a week, year round. Please note that the last admission will be at 5 pm. Closed Thanksgiving Day and Dec 25.
Admission
FREE
Events
Thru Jan. 3, 2021Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote
Fri. Sep 20Suffragettes in the Silent Cinema and Silent Feminists: America’s First Women Directors
Tue. Sep 24Searching for Black Confederates: The Civil War’s Most Persistent Myth
Wed. Sep 25A Towering Task: The Story of the Peace Corps

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Constitution Avenue, NW, between 7th and 9th Streets
Washington, DC 20408
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