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.

Shirley Chisholm, shortly after her election to Congress in 1968. Local Identifier: 306-PSC-68-3539 (NAID: 7452354)

Featured Document Display: Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm: “Unbought and Unbossed”

February 5, 2019 to April 11, 2019
See documents from Shirley Chisholm's congressional career on the 50th anniversary of her historic entry as the first African American woman in Congress.

Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote

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.

Events

 

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