Event Spaces

Rotunda Galleries

Rotunda Galleries

The Rotunda Galleries are just steps away from the centerpiece of the National Archives Experience, the Rotunda for the Charters of Freedom where the original Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights are permanently displayed. This magnificent and breathtaking space, with 75-foot high vaulted ceilings, is suitable for receptions and seated dinners. The Galleries can accommodate 100 to 200 people for a seated dinner or standing cocktail reception for 250.

Archivist's Reception Room

Archivist's Reception Room

Patterned after the elegantly decorated U.S. Department of State Diplomatic rooms, this elegant and stately reception room is suitable for receptions and dinners. It can accommodate up to 80 people for a seated event or cocktail reception and up to 125 people for a standing reception.

William G. McGowan Theater

William G. McGowan Theater

The William G. McGowan Theater can accommodate private event audiences of up to 286 for film screenings, lectures, and briefings. The room has a built-in theater screen and a booth with equipment for projecting various formats of media (e.g. motion picture film, video, and computer projections). Audio/video equipment in the theater must be operated by professional technicians, who are scheduled through the Special Events Office. Small receptions, in conjunction with an event in the theater, can be held in a foyer located just outside of the theater.

Presidential Conference Center

These rooms are elegantly adorned with facsimiles of National Archives' records pertaining to the Presidency and times of four of our Founding Fathers. These rooms may be used during public hours

Presidential Conference Center

Jefferson Conference Room - Our largest Presidential conference room is ideally suited for lectures, meetings or conferences. This room can accommodate up to 60 people in a theater-style setup.

Washington Conference Room - This room is well suited for lectures, meetings or conferences. It can accommodate up to 40 people for theater-style setup.

Adams Conference Room - The Adams room can accommodate up to 20 people for a boardroom arrangements and 30 people for a lecture or presentation.

Madison Conference Room - This room is ideally suited for intimate engagements for up to 20 people for a lecture.