National Archives at Philadelphia

The National Archives at Philadelphia


U.S. Navy and Coast Guard deck logs related to the Vietnam Era are closed for research due to a digitization agreement with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Researchers can see digitized logs and find updates on the project at Scanning of Vietnam-era Deck Logs.



We hold permanent records created by federal agencies and courts in the following areas:
  • Delaware
  • Pennsylvania
  • West Virginia
  • Maryland
  • Virginia

Hours and Address


14700 Townsend Road

Philadelphia, PA 19154-1096

Phone:  215-305-2044

Fax:  215-305-2052



The research room at the National Archives at Philadelphia is open by appointment only, Monday–Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Please email for more information or to request a research room appointment.

Please see these frequently asked questions for further information about conducting in-person research at the National Archives.




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