Visiting the National Archives Museum in Washington, DC


Students in Public Vaults

Reservations are not required, but you can book a timed visit entry or reserve a guided tour for up to 15 people (at 9:45 a.m. Monday–Friday only).

The ReSource Room in the Boeing Learning Center

Girl in Learning Center

Drop in during your museum visit to participate in hands-on activities and programs based on documents, images, maps, posters and more.

We're open Monday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Reservations are not required. Check for special activities and programs on our events calendar.

Please note that the ReSource Room will be closed on Saturday, November 14 and Friday, November 27.

The Learning Lab in the Boeing Learning Center

Students in the Learning Lab

Bring your group of students, scouts, teachers, or other civic-minded individuals to participate in one of our document-based learning lab programs.

Working in replica storage and research spaces, participants will find, select and analyze primary sources, then make connections to bigger ideas about our government and history.

Learn more and request a reservation.

The Boeing Learning Center is made possible in part by the Foundation for the National Archives through the support of The Boeing Company and the William Randolph Hearst Foundation.

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red information icon The museum in Washington, DC, will open at 1 p.m. on December 15. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Location: The National Archives Building Constitution Avenue NW
(between 7th & 9th Streets)
Washington, DC 20408
Metro: Archives-Navy Memorial-Penn Quarter

Food Service: Boxed lunches are available from the Charters Cafe in the National Archives Museum. You can order in advance and pick them up when your group is ready to eat.

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The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration
1-86-NARA-NARA or 1-866-272-6272