The National Archives in Washington, DC

National Archives Building on Pennsylvania Avenue

We hold permanent records created by the:
  • U.S. Congress
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Federal District Courts in the District of Columbia
  • Select Federal Agencies

We also house pre-World War I military service records for:

  • U.S. Army and Confederate veterans
  • Pre-1940 vessel and station log books for the U.S. Navy

National Archives at Washington, DC

Address

700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20408-0001

Toll-free: 1-866-272-6272

Email: archives1reference@nara.gov

Research Room Hours

Research Room: Monday - Friday,  8:45 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.

Closed to the public on Saturdays, Sundays, and Federal Holidays

Records Retrieved from Stacks 

 9:30 a.m, 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m.

Rotunda and Exhibit Hall Hours

Museum: Open daily, 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Find links to finding aids, military records, online research tools, ordering information, and much more.     

Find directions to our building, review our research room policies, and learn what to expect when you arrive.

Rotunda

The Rotunda of the National Archives Building displays the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the Declaration of Independence.

 

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