National Archives at Boston

National Archives at Boston

Notice: The National Archives at Boston will be closed on Thursday, February 9, due to weather. We apologize for the inconvenience.


Serves 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.

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


To be best able to 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