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The National Archives Museum

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Address: 700 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington DC, DC 20408
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Repository where the most important historical documents of the United...

Repository where the most important historical documents of the United States are held, such as the original Declaration of Independence, Bill of Rights, Constitution and the 1297 version of the Magna Carta.

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This is so cool! I got to see the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights! Also the voting rights amendment! Truly something special. I do recommend... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is so cool! I got to see the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights! Also the voting rights amendment! Truly something special. I do recommend buying tickets in advance (they are only $2) to make you not have to wait in the CRAZY line. This is a must do activity!

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Davenport, IA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Avoid lines with a guided tour! Terry did an excellent job of providing interesting stories for kids and adults.

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Gurnee, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The archives museum is underrated as it lays out many documents that shaped the American history. There is a huge room where you can view the entire declaration of independence. It is heavily guarded and there is a line, but if you go during off season, the line was only 2 minutes. I was told that during the busy times,... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The National Archives Museum was one that I've always wanted to see. We visited during a summer holiday, and waited a very long time in line. I was underwhelmed. Glad I was able to check it off my list nonetheless.

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Thank Latonya H
Greensboro, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our family loved visiting the National Archives in D.C. It was a very easy walk from the "Archives" metro stop, and well worth the wait to see THE Declaration of Independence, THE Constitution, and THE Bill of Rights. There were other interesting documents and letters, including school children's letters to various Presidents and leaders. My youngest child (8 years old)... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A strict 'No Photograpy' policy is enforced here, so keep that in mind. If you only do one thing when at the National Archives Museum, go to the Rotunda to see the Constitution, Bill of Rights and Declaration of Independence. Accompanied by informative plaques about the importance of each of these documents, they are truly inspiring. The Rotunda itself is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Everywhere else in Washington, you hear about the importance of the Constitution and witness the workings of the system of governance it sets forth. But only at the National Archives building can you actually see the real, actual Constitution--as well as the Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights, and even one of the four original copies of the Magna... More 

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Frisco, Tx
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Just like in the movie National Treasure - this is the building where our nation's founding documents are on display. The lighting is dim, but you can view the Constitution, Bill of Rights and the Declaration of Independence, among many other historical documents. Don't miss!

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Carbondale, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's a must to see all these historical documents. The museum is good too. I do have a complaint with how it's set up. The line is very long but once you get into the rotunda with the documents it's all shoving and cutting.

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Decatur, Alabama
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum itself is amazing. There are a few considerations about this place though. First, there is a line to get in generally, so be prepared. Second, the security staff were not kind at all and did not work well with our student group. They were very unfriendly and rude and seemed angry at a student who simply left something... More 

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