National Archives at Boston

National Archives at Boston

Serving Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.


The National Archives at Boston
380 Trapelo Road
Waltham, Massachusetts


Toll Free Telephone: (866) 406-2379
Telephone: (781) 663-0144
Fax: (781) 663-0154

Free WiFi available in our public research rooms.

Starting October 1st, the National Archives at Boston will only accept credit cards and checks. Cash will no longer be accepted. 

*Note for our Researchers: The National Archives has ten (10) business days to respond to all off-site reference requests.


To best serve you, we encourage researchers wishing to use textual records to schedule an appointment prior to visiting.

Reference (Computer/Microfilm)
Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Research (Original Records)
Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
(Note: We do not pull original records after 4:00 PM)

Closed weekends and Federal holidays