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National Archives

Welcome back!
We are delighted to welcome you back to the National Archives Museum!
 
About
The National Archives Museum is home to the Charters of Freedom, including the original Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights. The museum is situated in the heart of the National Mall in Washington, D.C., surrounded by dozens of memorials, museums and historic areas. Visit our website for more information about the National Archives Museum .
 
Current Hours
Daily: 10am-5:30pm
Want to skip the public line? Timed entry tickets are available for entry times from 10:00am to 4:30pm
 
What is Currently on Display
The Rotunda and all galleries of the National Archives Building in Washington, DC, are open for viewing of the Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution, and Bill of Rights; The Lawrence F. O’Brien Gallery, featuring Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote; The Public Vaults; and the David M. Rubenstein Gallery, featuring Records of Rights
 
Museum Store
A selection of retail items are available for purchase upon exiting the Museum. Retail items may also be purchased by visiting the National Archives Store .
 
Museum Cafe
The National Archives Cafe is currently closed.

 
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WELCOME BACK TO THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES, home of the Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution, and Bill of Rights. These Founding Documents, along with the Lawrence F. O’Brien Gallery, featuring Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote, The Public Vaults, and the David M. Rubenstein Gallery, featuring Records of Rights, are now open for visitors from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily. 
Restrictions
Visitors agree to abide by the guidelines on the National Archives Museum's website and by all instructions posted in the museum or provided by staff during the visit. 
Bags and backpacks. Only one bag is allowed per person; bags cannot be larger than 17 × 26 inches (43 × 66 centimeters) in size. 
Photography and videography are prohibited in the National Archives Museum. Cameras are permitted but should be put away in pockets, bags, or backpacks before entering exhibit areas.
Food, chewing gum, and beverages are prohibited in the Museum.
Pets and therapy animals are prohibited in the Museum. Service animals are allowed and must be under the control of their handlers at all times. 
Wheelchairs
A limited number of wheelchairs are available on a first-come, first-served basis. To use them during your visit, please notify Security staff upon arrival after going through the metal detector.
Self-Guided timed ticket entry reservations are available for those who wish to avoid the public line. 
Guided Tours are not currently available. 
Education and school groups should visit the Museum Education website for the latest information regarding tours and classroom programs.
 
Once inside, National Archives Security will verify your Timed Entry Tickets. 
Please have your ticket(s) or confirmation email available (on your phone or printed) for entry. 
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