Visit the National Archives Experience
Come. Explore. Enjoy. The National Archives Experience — Democracy Starts Here!
The National Archives Building in Washington D.C.
- Open seven days a week
10 A.M. - 5:30 P.M.*
(*Please note reduced hours)
- Last admission is 30 minutes prior to closing.
(Closed Thanksgiving Day & December 25)
Directions & Maps
National Archives Experience
Constitution Ave. NW
[between 7th & 9th St.]
Washington, DC 20408
Metro: Archives-Navy Memorial-Penn Quarter
Download the Visitor's Map
Admission to the National Archives is always free.
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.
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