NARA's Washington, DC, Area Locations
The National Archives Building in Washington, DC (Archives I), houses textual and microfilm records relating to:
- American Indians
- The District of Columbia
- Federal courts from the District of Columbia
- Maritime matters
- Pre-World War I Army
- Pre-World War II Navy
The National Archives Museum
The Rotunda of the National Archives Building in downtown Washington, DC, contains the permanent exhibit of the Constitution, Bill of Rights, and the Declaration of Independence. The Public Vaults displays over 1,000 fascinating records (originals or reproductions) from the National Archives holdings.
The National Archives in College Park, Maryland, houses textual and microfilm records relating to:
- Textual records from most civilian agencies
- Army records dating from World War I
- Naval records dating from World War II
- Still pictures
- Electronic records
- Cartographic and architectural holdings
- Nixon Presidential Materials
- Motion picture, sound, and video records
- John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection
- Berlin Documents Center microfilm
Our Records Management staff provides assistance to Federal Government agencies.
- Records Center Research Room (requires originating agency approval)
The Washington National Records Center (WNRC) in Suitland, Maryland, provides records management services to headquarters and field offices of Federal agencies located in the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia. It also serves Federal Courts located in the District of Columbia and Armed Forces worldwide.
The Office of the Federal Register (OFR) provides access to the official text of:
- Federal Laws
- Presidential Documents
- Administrative Regulations and Notices
- Descriptions of Federal Organizations, Programs and Activities
We also administer the Electoral College and the Constitutional Amendment process.