The National Archives at Boston

The National Archives at Boston

Serves Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

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Address

The National Archives at Boston
380 Trapelo Road
Waltham, Massachusetts
02452-6399

Toll Free Telephone: (866) 406-2379
Telephone: (781) 663-0144
Fax: (781) 663-0154
E-mail: boston.archives@nara.gov

Free WiFi available in our public research rooms!

Reminder to our Researchers: The National Archives has ten business days to respond to all off-site reference requests.

Hours

Reference (Computer/Microfilm)
Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Research (Original Records)
Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
(Note: We do not pull original records after 4:00 PM)

Closed weekends and Federal holidays

Directions

Driving Directions to the National Archives in Boston.

From the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90)

Traveling east, take Exit 14 onto Route 128/I-95N. Go north . Take Exit 28A-Belmont onto Trapelo Road. Follow Trapelo Road for 2.8 miles. The National Archives at Boston is on the right.

From the South

Travel on Route 128N or 95N to 128/I-95N. Go north . Take Exit 28A-Belmont onto Trapelo Road. Follow Trapelo Road for 2.8 miles. The National Archives at Boston is on the right.

From the North

Take Route 128/I-95S. Go south. Take Exit 28-Trapelo Road. Turn left onto Trapelo Road. Follow Trapelo Road for 2.8 miles. The National Archives at Boston is on the right.

Traveling by Public Transportation

Take the MBTA commuter rail (Fitchburg line) or the MBTA bus from Harvard Square, Cambridge, to Waverly Square, Belmont. Take a cab or walk one mile west on Trapelo Road. The National Archives at Boston is on the left.

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National News

Federal holiday icon All National Archives research rooms will be closed Monday, October 13, for Columbus Day. Museums in Washington, DC, and at the Presidential libraries will be open. View all Federal Holidays.

Document of the Month

  • The National Archives at Boston holds 35,000 cubic feet of historic records. Here's one for your enjoyment.

    The Great Hurricane of 1938

    Learn more

    See our previous features in
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