Visit the Museum

Open every day, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Admission is always free.

701 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20408

Plan A Visit

Founding Documents

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

Admission is always free. Reservations are not required but are recommended during peak tourist season.
Reservations & Tours

Exhibits

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.

Mother’s Day; May 12 1918 Cartoonist Clifford Berryman captures the spirit of Mother's Day. Here, amidst the chaos of battle, a soldier writes a letter to his mother, her image clearly in his mind.

Featured Document Display: Write to Mom. That’s an order!

April 17, 2019 to May 22, 2019
Celebrate Mother's Day with this World War I-era telegram ordering all soldiers to write home for the holiday.

Rightfully Hers Exhibit Banner

Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote

May 10, 2019 to January 3, 2021
Celebrate the 19th Amendment’s centennial and discover the diverse struggle for women's voting rights throughout American history. Opening May 10, 2019.

 

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