Visit the Museum

Plan your visit to the National Archives Museum, home of the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights.

Open Daily 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

701 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20408

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Founding Documents

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


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.

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Power & Light: Russell Lee's Coal Survey

March 16, 2024 to July 6, 2025
Russell Lee’s 1946 coal survey photographs tell the story of laborers who helped build the nation, of a moment when the government took stock of their health and safety, and of a photographer who recognized their humanity.

Photograph of President Truman reviewing the Japanese-American 442nd

Featured Document Display: The Purple Heart Battalion

April 16, 2024 to May 16, 2024
Composed of 12,000 Japanese American volunteers and dubbed the “Purple Heart Battalion,” the 442nd Regimental Combat Team is the most decorated American military unit for its size and length of service.


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