National Archives News

Camping Out With the Constitution

By Victoria Macchi | National Archives News

WASHINGTON, January 31, 2020 — Dozens of children spent the first night in February with their families and new friends sleeping just a few feet away from the most valuable documents in U.S. history during the most recent National Archives Sleepover. Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Frederick Douglass dropped in to visit with guests, and kids explored the behind-the-scenes work of the National Archives after hours.


Are you curious about what a National Archives sleepover looks like? Watch participants talk about their experience.

To sign up for the next one on October 24–25, 2020, register with the National Archives Foundation.

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