Photography Policy

Can I take photographs in the National Archives Museum?

Yes!  Non-flash photography is encouraged in all public areas of the National Archives Museum unless otherwise posted.

We encourage you to share your photographs online and tag us @USNatArchives.

We also have several ways you can take home photos of our documents on display:

  1. Download free scans of the: Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights

  2. Find facsimiles in the Archives Store in the museum or online.

  3. Download closeup photos of documents and other details from the Rotunda for the Charters of Freedom:



Can I bring my camera?

Yes, visitors are welcome to bring cameras. Flash, other supplemental lighting, selfie sticks, monopods, or similar equipment are not permitted.