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“A must do... an important piece of our Nation's history!”

The National Archives Museum
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Owner description: Repository where the most important historical documents of the United States are held, such as the original Declaration of Independence, Bill of Rights, Constitution and the 1297 version of the Magna Carta.
Reviewed 25 February 2012

For history lovers like my husband and myself, this was a MUST see on our trip to DC. My husband has already been here, but really wanted to come back again. We tried to get here as close to opening as possible, and we are so glad we did! This building is filled with tours and school groups, so the line to see the Declaration of Independence and such was pretty long already by the time we made it over to that area. The wait was worth it though, and we spent a good 30 minutes studying each artifact in the room and reading all the accompanying narratives. I was just in awe that these were in fact that ACTUAL documents that changed our country forever. A must see, especially if like me you are not sure you will ever make it back to the nation's capitol!

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Reviewed 22 February 2012

We breezed through most of the museum except for the section where the Constitution, The Bill of Rights and the Declaration of Independence is.

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Reviewed 20 February 2012

The famous documents are of course the main draw, but they have a nice rotating exhibit that makes repeat visits very nice. The movies are great and lots of hands on exhibits for the children (age 6+).

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Reviewed 20 February 2012

The documnets this country was founded on are located in this building. You have to see them. Recommend you do this gig early or noon or late PM.

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Reviewed 15 February 2012

Where to begin. The National Archives are very straight forward. They have the three items listed above on display. There is also a small musuem that showcases some other things that they have that are noteworthy throughout History. The building is huge, but I believe most of it is for storage and research. I was a little disappointed that it is very difficult to read the documents, but they are so old that it is very understanding.

Thank TLaymon
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