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.

As of October 1, 2017, the National Archives at Boston only accepts credit cards and checks. Cash is no longer accepted. 

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


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.

Pull Times for Original Records
Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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

Closed weekends and Federal holidays

See also our 2018 Research Room Closings