The National Archives at Philadelphia

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Update on Availability of NARA’s Public Services in Philadelphia

We are currently in the process of relocating all operations and services to our facility in Northeast Philadelphia which is located at 14700 Townsend Road. Below is the current status of public services while we are in transit, as of June 24, 2014. Please check here for future updates or follow us on Facebook to get the latest news about the move, public services, and the records.

  • The Research and Reference Rooms at Market Street are closed. Access to original records is now available by appointment at our Townsend Road research room.

  • Reference room services, including public access computers and microfilm publications, are currently not available pending relocation from Market Street to Townsend Road.

  • Our closing date is Thursday, July 3, 2014.

  • The Exhibit Gallery at 900 Market St, featuring "Constitution at Ground Level," "Archives Alchemy," and "Education in Black and White," is open through Thursday, July 3, 2014.

Consolidation of NARA's Philadelphia facilities

The Archivist of the United States announced the consolidation of the Philadelphia facilities into one, on Townsend Road, among other facility changes. These closures will have an impact on researchers, educators, and other stakeholders in Philadelphia, Anchorage, and Fort Worth. National Archives staff will be working out the implementation details, including the effects of the facility closures on existing programs, over the coming months. We will keep you informed as plans develop.

We encourage you to follow National Archives at Philadelphia on Facebook to keep up with breaking news. We recognize that these changes will be painful for our users, and we are committed to providing the best service possible to all National Archives stakeholders. Working together, we will be able to ensure that the public will continue to have access to these records.

Please contact Meg Phillips if you have questions or comments, by email: meg.phillips@nara.gov or phone: 301-837-3111

Archives Alchemy exhibit extended!

Archives Alchemy - Quilt 1

The Archives Alchemy exhibit has been extended through Thursday, July 3, 2014!

This is the closing exhibit at the National Archives of Philadelphia’s Center City location, before all holdings and services are relocated to Townsend Road.

Free and Open to the public:
Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Second Saturday of each month 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
National Archives at Philadelphia
Chestnut Street, between 9th and 10th Philadelphia, PA 19107

Valid photo id required for entrance; this is a federally-owned building

Join us at the "Extended" Opening Event:
First Friday, 2 May 2014
National Archives at Philadelphia
Chestnut Street, between 9th and 10th Philadelphia, PA 19107
5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

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