National Archives at Riverside

Plan Your Visit to the National Archives at Riverside

If you are planning a visit to the National Archives at Riverside to conduct research, you can make the most of your trip by contacting us in advance.

Address | Hours | Directions | Contacts


National Archives at Riverside
23123 Cajalco Road
Perris, CA 92570-7298
Telephone: (951) 956-2000
Fax: (951) 956-2049


The research room at the National Archives at Riverside is open by appointment only, Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. -  4:00 p.m.

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

Closed on Federal holidays.

See our Research Room Closings


We are located in Perris, California, 50 miles east of Los Angeles and 80 miles north of San Diego.

From San Diego:

Take CA-163 North toward Escondido
Merge into I-15 North
Take I-215 North toward Riverside/San Bernardino
Take the Cajalco Expressway exit westbound
Left on Harvill Ave.
Right on Cajalco Road to end of street

From Los Angeles:

Take US-101 South to CA 60
Take CA 60 East toward Pomona
Take I-215 South toward San Diego
Take the Cajalco Expressway exit westbound
Left on Harvill Ave.
Right on Cajalco Road to end of street




  • Interested in researching the records of the United States Federal government in southern California, Arizona or Clark County, Nevada?
  • Looking for your family history?
  • Are you a Federal Agency who needs assistance with your records?
  • Are you looking for records of the District or Bankruptcy Courts?
  • Do you want to intern or volunteer with the National Archives?

You may visit us, or contact us by mail, telephone, fax, or e-mail.
Please be prepared to include the following information in any request for historic records: your name, address, telephone number and/or e-mail address.
Please provide as much information as possible about your research topic, such as the agency that may have created the records, important names, time period, and geographic location.


Key Staff Call Us Name and Email
Director of Archival Operations  (951) 956-2023 Randy Thompson
Director of Federal Records Center  (951) 956-2016 Jason Glover