Legislative Branch

Directions to the Center for Legislative Archives

The Center for Legislative Archives is located in the Main National Archives Building in downtown Washington, DC. The building is between Seventh and Ninth Streets, NW, with our entrance on Pennsylvania Avenue.

Our Address

Center for Legislative Archives
National Archives and Records Administration
700 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington DC 20408

Please Note:

  • The research entrance to the building is on Pennsylvania Avenue.
  • The exhibit entrance is on Constitution Avenue.
  • For details, see the Visitor's Map

Research Room Hours

The National Archives building is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is closed Saturdays, Sundays and Federal Holidays.

Legislative archivists are available Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and can pull legislative records from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

Planning Your Research Visit

We encourage researchers to contact the Center for Legislative Archives by email  legislative.archives@nara.gov or telephone (202 357-5350) before you plan your research visit to Washington, DC. This will allow our staff to expedite your research visit and ensure the records you wish to consult are open and available for research. Archivists are available to speak with you Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Visit Getting Started with Your Research for more information.