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National Archives, Washington D.C.: 61 reviews and 149 photos
I was very lucky to visit the National Archives as it reopened a month before my visit after a few years closure for renovation. The price was almost one hour waiting time. Well, I can't complain about that, never!
The huge building with no windows fills an entire city block and is rather boring in style except the south (for visitors) and north (for researchers) entrance designed like a Greek temple in Neo-classical or Greek Revival style. Milford, Massachussets pink granite (in fact not at all pink) and Indiana limestone was used to build exteriors of the National Archive building. Indiana limestone was used to build Empire State Building in New York City and the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia as well. I paid attention to two high flagpoles with huge US national flags put on both sides of the front facade.
Address: 700 Pennsylvania Ave. NW; Washington DC 20408
Directions: Downtown, between 7th and 9th Street NW; Constitution and Pennsylvania Ave. Metro station: Archives. Download map (1 MB) here
othercontact: +1 (866) 272 6272
Phone: + 1 86-NARA-NARA
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