Visit the Washington, DC Area

Things to Do on Your Visit: For School Groups

Workshops for Students in the Washington, DC, Area

NARA Workshops can be conducted on location at schools throughout the greater Washington, DC metropolitan area.

To schedule a workshop, contact the Volunteer Program Staff:

Telephone: 202-501-6303
7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday-Friday, except Federal holidays
  • School workshops are free of charge and must be scheduled at least 1 month in advance.
  • The availability of the docent who presents the workshop will determine whether it can be offered on the date and time requested.

Videoconference Workshops for Students Nationwide

You are invited to introduce your students to the power of primary sources via Videoconference Workshops from the National Archives and Records Administration!

Videoconference workshops are available through ISDN and IP videoconferencing systems. Workshops are:

  • Interactive and document-based
  • Designed for groups of up to 30 students
  • Designed for grades 5-12
  • Designed to fill one hour
  • Broadcast on weekdays (except Federal holidays) between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.
  • (Eastern Time)
Your school or sponsoring organization must initiate and fund the call to the National Archives. There are no other charges. Please schedule your workshop three weeks in advance.

Please also note:Workshops for School and Community Groups

Group Visits
To make group arrangements, please contact:

Volunteer and Tour Office
National Archives and Records Administration (NWD-V)
Seventh and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20408
Telephone: 202-501-5205 (Monday through Friday)

In Washington, DC, visiting groups should report to the Pennsylvania Avenue entrance between Seventh and Ninth Streets upon arrival. Buses may discharge and pick up groups at the Pennsylvania Avenue or Constitution Avenue entrances. Nearby street parking is very limited.

In College Park, visiting groups should report to the Main Lobby entrance at 8601 Adelphi Road upon arrival. Buses may discharge and pick up groups at the Main Lobby entrance.