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701 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20408

Plan A Visit

Founding Documents

Visit these milestone documents in our Rotunda for the Charters of Freedom

Exhibits

Rightfully Hers Exhibit Banner

Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote

May 10, 2019 to June 30, 2021
Celebrate the 19th Amendment’s centennial and discover the diverse struggle for women's voting rights throughout American history.

Museum visitors explore the interactive touch screen table in the Records of Rights Exhibit

Records of Rights
Permanent Exhibit
Explore how generations of Americans sought to fulfill the promise of the founding documents.

Public Vaults exhibit

Public Vaults
Permanent Exhibit
Discover some of the treasures found in the stacks and vaults of the National Archives.

Photograph of people standing amid rubble in the Greenwood District, June 1, 1921

Featured Document Display: Black Wall Street: 100 Years Since the Tulsa Race Massacre

April 1, 2021 to June 18, 2021
The Tulsa Race Massacre was the first time the Red Cross mobilized to provide relief outside of a natural disaster.

DC Emancipation Act: An Act of April 16, 1862 [For the Release of Certain Persons Held to Service or Labor in the District of Columbia]

Featured Document Display: D.C. Emancipation Act

April 2, 2021 to April 16, 2021
Celebrate DC Emancipation Day with the original District of Columbia Emancipation Act, signed April 16, 1862, by President Abraham Lincoln.

 

Boeing Learning Center

For Families and Visitors of All Ages

Drop in to the ReSource Room to participate in hands-on activities featuring replica documents, images, maps, posters and more. Or make advance reservations for an immersive Learning Lab experience for your group.

Tips for Families and Visitors with Children