The National Archives at Philadelphia

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The National Archives at Philadelphia maintains the historically significant records of the Federal Agencies and Courts, in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia, dating from 1789 to the present. These historical records, as well as select federal bankruptcy records, are open to the public.

alert Notice: As part of ongoing budget adjustments, the National Archives at Philadelphia will move in 2014. Our archival records and public services will be moved to our location on Townsend Road in Northeast Philadelphia. See our FAQs
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Locations and Services

Our Townsend Road location is open for Researchers wishing to use original records (that is, paper and photographs; not digitized or online). Researchers must make an appointment. We cannot accommodate researchers without an appointment at this time.

Public Access computers and microfilm will not available at Townsend Road until sometime this Autumn.

14700 Townsend Road
Philadelphia, PA 19154-1096

Monday through Friday, 9:00 3:00

Closed Saturdays, Sundays and Federal holidays.

See the Status update and the FAQs for more information


The Market Street facility is closed. Please see the FAQs and related information for details. Please contact us via email or phone.

Mail us:
National Archives at Philadelphia
14700 Townsend Road
Philadelphia, PA 19154-1096

Telephone: 215-606-0112

Fax: 215-606-0111

Email: Philadelphia.archives@nara.gov

Facebook: www.facebook.com/NARAatPhiladelphia

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Federal holiday icon All National Archives research rooms will be closed on Monday, September 1, for Labor Day. Museums in Washington, DC, and at the Presidential Libraries will be open. View all Federal Holidays.

Alert icon Our Online Public Access catalog will not be available from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. (EDT) Saturday, August 30th, due to scheduled maintenance.

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