The National Archives Museum, Washington DC

The Declaration of the Independence, U.S. Constitution, Bill of Rights, and 1297 Magna Carta confirmed by Edward I are all housed at The National Archives Museum. These documents, among other important historical documents regarding the U.S. government, are on display in the archives' main chamber, called the Rotunda for the Charters of Freedom. Here, you will also find the Louisiana Purchase Treaty and Emancipation Proclamation. Due to popularity, you should expect to stand in (often long) lines to view each of the most important documents exhibited here. To visit The National Archives Museum and other attractions in Washington DC, use our Washington DC online trip itinerary builder .
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  • We went to see the artifacts and especially the constitution. It was fantastic. As an added bonus there was a copy of the Gutenberg Bible on display. Sadly, but rightly, we couldn't take any pictures.  more »
  • Small museum. Strict security in the room where the Declaration of Independes, US Constitution and Bill of Rights are. Nothing special in the Museum besides this documents. Long line to enter due to s...  more »
  • Although I had been to the National Archives before, I wanted to visit again to see the Bill of Rights, Constitution and the Declaration of Independence. While these important documents are protected ...  more »
  • If you're a little legal nerd like me the hall holding the Bill of Rights, Declaration of Independence and original Constitution. The architecture is amazing inside the hall and the elevators are gold with detailed engravings of the Declaration of Independence. The security Guards were so cool and easy going but thorough with checks. The Vietnam war exhibition was a highlight although won't be around forever so check out one of the most "misunderstood wars that America has ever participated in" Heaps of information available after the security check station when you enter the foyer and there's wifi too.
  • The Constitution and the Declaration of Independence are here. No cameras allowed. Soak up history within these walls filled with historical documents, photographs and items which helped shape America and Americans as we know it. Live the gift shop. Reminded me of the movie National Treasure. Lol.
  • The best museum ever visited. Very educational friendly designed. I feel like i become a richer person after the visit
  • Awesome museum. You could see the constitution, Bill of rights, and declaration of independence. The vietnam exhibition was good.

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