National Archives at Philadelphia

The National Archives at Philadelphia

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The National Archives at Philadelphia maintains the historically significant records of the Federal Agencies and Courts dating from 1789 to the present in: 

  • Delaware
  • Maryland
  • Pennsylvania
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia

These historical records are open to the public.

Locations and Services

Come visit us at Townsend Road to use our Public PC and Reference Room, ready for your research needs.

Researchers wishing to use original records (that is, paper and photographs that have not been digitized or are not available online) are strongly encouraged to make an appointment at this time.

Please call 215-305-2044 or email us at to schedule a Research Room appointment, as space is limited.

14700 Townsend Road
Philadelphia, PA 19154-1096

Telephone: 215-305-2044

Fax: 215-305-2038



Monday through Friday, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

Closed Saturdays, Sundays and Federal holidays.

See also our 2018 Research Room Closings