"National Archives Building - on the Mall" Top 5 Page for this destination Other Tours / Museums / Libraries Tip by Ewingjr98


National Archives: Though I feel like this should be included under things to do, I know only one or two people who have ever visited the National Archives. In the lobby you can view the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the Declaration of Independence. There is also a copy of Britain's 1297 Magna Carta, the Louisiana Purchase agreement, and Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation. The National Archives Building is located between Seventh and Ninth Streets, NW, with entrances on Pennsylvania and Constitution Avenues. Admission is Free.

The National Archives Building is the headquarters of the National Archives and Records Administration and this building opened in 1935. NARA's second headquarters location is in Prince George's County, Maryland, near the University of Maryland in College Park. NARA has fourteen other regional facilities and ten Affiliated Archives across the US, as well as the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis. Finally, NARA maintains twelve of the Presidential Libraries for each president from Herbert Hoover to Bill Clinton.

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  • Updated Mar 10, 2009
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