Welcome to the National Archives Shop

Our Mission

The mission of the Foundation for the National Archives is to increase public awareness of the importance of the National Archives and the billions of government records it holds in trust for the American people. Through financial and creative support, the non-profit Foundation assists the Archivist of the United States in developing educational programs, exhibitions, publications, Web-based initiatives and marketing campaigns, all with the goal of improving history and civics education nationwide and encouraging active citizen participation in our democracy.

The Archives Shop plays a vital role in fulfilling this mission by offering quality products based on the holdings of the National Archives. All proceeds from the Shop go directly to support the National Archives Experience and educational programming at the Archives.

Visit the Archives Shop during your visit to Washington, DC, or shop at the National Archives' online store to explore:


Parchment reproductions and books featuring the National Archives' most treasured records, including the official Charters of Freedom -- the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States, and the Bill of Rights.


How-to books for family historians as well as parchment family trees, wedding and birth time capsules, children's growth charts, and jewelry based on family trees from the Archives' holdings.


Books on presidents, inaugural souvenirs, and decorative bowls, bookmarks, and other products etched with famous quotes of U.S. presidents.


Bracelets, necklaces and earrings based on historical documents from the National Archives.


Educational puzzles, books, games, and historical people dolls.