Visit the National Archives Museum

Come. Explore. Enjoy. The National Archives Museum — Democracy Starts Here!

information Weather Updates:  The Roosevelt Library in Hyde Park, NY, will open at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, November 26, due to the winter storm warning.

The National Archives Building in Washington D.C.

Federal holiday icon All National Archives research rooms, museums, and Presidential libraries will be closed on Thursday, November 27, for Thanksgiving Day.

Museum Hours

Directions & Maps

National Archives Museum
Constitution Ave. NW
[between 7th & 9th St.]
Washington, DC 20408

Metro: Archives-Navy Memorial-Penn Quarter

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Admission to the National Archives Museum is always free.

Plan Your Visit

Take the time to plan your visit. You need at least 90 minutes to explore our exhibits and learning center. Click here for more information or to make reservations.

Public Programs

A source for documentary film as well as a forum for exploring the great issues of American history and other topics related to the National Archives' holdings and mission.

Events & Public Programs