National Archives at Boston

National Archives at Boston (Waltham, Massachusetts)

        Frederick C. Murphy Federal Center

We hold the permanent records of Federal agencies and courts located in the six-state New England region:

  • CT, MA, ME, NH, RI, VT

We also house some federal military records pertaining to New England-based installations and units, including:

Hours and Address


380 Trapelo Road

Waltham, Massachusetts 02452 

Toll Free Telephone: (866) 406-2379

Telephone: (781) 663-0144

Fax: (781) 663-0154


We respond to all requests within ten (10) business days of their receipt.



The research room at the National Archives at Boston is open by appointment only, Monday–Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

Please email for more information or to request a research room appointment. 

Please see these frequently asked questions for further information about conducting in-person research at the National Archives.

Use the National Archives Catalog, finding aids, guides to records, online research tools; find ordering information, and much more.     

Learn what you need to know to make the most of your research day with us.

Find phone numbers and email addresses for key staff and departments at our facility.