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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 These documents, among other important historical documents regarding the U.S. government, are on display in the archives' main chamber, called the Rotunda for the Charters of Freedom.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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Tour with Bess was amazing! Highly recommend. She knows her stuff and was a gracious guide. Very happy with the tour and highly recommend.
Tour with Bess was amazing! Highly recommend. She knows her stuff and was a gracious guide. Very happy with the tour and highly recommend. more »
Strong experience seeing the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence and more. Definitely recommend visiting. Also the building itself is beautiful. Know that photography is prohibited inside. I recommend booking tickets in advance or visiting in the morning.
As an American, this is a must visit. What an amazing experience to see the Declaration of Independence, US Constitution, and Bill of Rights. To hear and learn more about these founding documents was such a fantastic experience. Try to make reservations, but if you can't then you can still make it in by waiting in line. There's other exhibitions, but none compare to the founding documents.
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