National Archives at Denver

Plan Your Visit


Visiting for Research?

For detailed information on visiting for research, please see our Plan Your Research Visit page.



Important Note: The gate around our facility closes automatically at 4:00 PM and all visitors must exit the premises before this time. If you are waiting for a ride, please ensure you are outside of the perimeter before 4:00 PM to avoid being locked in.  

The National Archives at Denver is open to the public Monday-Friday 8:30 AM-4:00 PM.

We are closed Saturday, Sunday, and all federal holidays.

No appointments are necessary for using the public access genealogy computer room or textual research room. However, if you intend to view original documents in the textual research room we strongly encourage you to call or email us first so that we are better able to facilitate your research. 


If coming from Denver, go north on I-25 and take exit 229 for Lafayette/Brighton. At the stop light on the top of the exit ramp, turn left onto Highway 7, cross over I-25, and then take the first right onto Huron street about 1/8 of a mile from the interstate. If you pass Children's Hospital, which is also on Highway 7, you've gone too far.

Directions are the same if coming from the north, but you will turn right onto Highway 7 after getting off I-25 at exit 229. 

Please call the office at (303) 604-4740 if you have any difficulty locating us. 


Free parking is available in the lot at the front of the facility. There is no security check to enter the parking lot. 


There are multiple dining options one mile away at the Larkridge Shopping Center on Highway 7 to the east of I-25. A vehicle is recommended as there are no sidewalks between our facility and Larkridge.

Restaurants include: Buffalo Wild Wings, Subway, Starbucks, Good Times Burgers and Frozen Custard, La Fogata (Mexican food), Chick-fil-A, Chili's Grill and Bar, Village Inn, Gunther Toody's, and Famous Dave's Bar-B-Que.


The closest hotels to our facility are about four miles south down I-25, they are the Courtyard by Marriott Denver North/WestminsterCandlewood Suites Denver North - Thornton, and Hilton Garden Inn Denver/Thornton. There are many more lodging options within easy driving distance located in Broomfield, Westminster, Northglenn, and Thornton. 


There is currently no public transportation to our facility, you will need to bring a vehicle or arrange for alternate transportation.