While the movie National Treasure suggests that something is on the back of the Declaration of Independence, you've come to the right place to find out what's really on the reverse side of this important document. We are the National Archives. The original Declaration of Independence is on display at our Building in Washington, DC. Please note that only the front side of the Declaration of Independence is on display in the Rotunda for the Charters of Freedom.

The People's VoteThe Declaration:
Voted #1 by THE PEOPLE

In a vote on www.ourdocuments.gov, 75.9% — more than three-quarters of the participants — named the Declaration of Independence the most influential document in American history. Learn more about the Peoples Vote: The 100 most influential documents in American history.

John Hancock signatureSign the Declaration of Independence

Choose a pen and add your name to the Declaration of Independence alongside our Forefathers.

Visit the Declaration of Independence in Washington, DC.

The Declaration of Independence: safe and sound and yours to see in the Rotunda of the National Archives Building in Washington, DC. Also on display are the Constitution of the United States and the Bill of Rights. These three historic documents are called The Charters of Freedom. You can see the Charters of Freedom exhibit online.