Visit the Museum

Open every day, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Admission is always free.
(Closed Thanksgiving Day, November 28, 1019)

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

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.

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.

Comic strip showing flying saucers over Washington, DC

Featured Document Display: 50 Years Ago: Government Stops Investigating UFOs

December 5, 2019 to January 8, 2020
The U.S. Air Force's Project Blue Book concluded its investigation into unidentified flying objects 50 years ago, but American fascination with UFOs endures. These records are presented in recognition of this anniversary and Americans' ongoing curiosity.

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.

Tips for Families and Visitors with Children