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Spring/Summer hours begin at the National Archives on March 27
Press Release ยท Thursday, March 6, 2008

With Special Extended Museum Hours Until 8 p.m. for "Magna Carta Days" March 12-26

Washington, DC…Following special extended "Magna Carta Days" -- March 12 through March 26 -- when the National Archives museum will be open until 8 p.m., spring and summer hours will go into effect beginning on Thursday, March 27. The museum, located on the National Mall on Constitution Avenue and 9th Street, NW, will be open to the public from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. seven days a week through Labor Day. Admission is free. The Museum is open every day except Thanksgiving Day and December 25. Last admission is 30 minutes prior to closing.

Rotunda for the Charters of Freedom – On permanent display are the Charters of Freedom - the original Declaration of Independence, Constitution and Bill of Rights.

The Charters of Freedom: "A New World is at Hand" — Surrounding the Rotunda’s centerpiece cases, this exhibit presents a selection of milestone documents that chronicle the creation of the Charters of Freedom in the 18th century and their impact on the course of history in the United States and around the world.

The Public Vaults — This interactive permanent exhibition creates the feeling of going into stacks and vaults of the National Archives. See the raw material from which history is made. From Washington’s letters, Lincoln’s telegrams, and FDR’s fireside chats to UFO reports and declassified secrets of World War II, these documents chronicle both great national events and the lives of individual Americans.

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