Visit the National Archives Experience

Come. Explore. Enjoy. The National Archives Experience — Democracy Starts Here!

The National Archives Building in Washington D.C.

Museum Hours

Directions & Maps

National Archives Experience
Constitution Ave. NW
[between 7th & 9th St.]
Washington, DC 20408

Metro: Archives-Navy Memorial-Penn Quarter

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Admission to the National Archives is always free.

Plan Your Visit

Take the time to plan your visit. You need at least 90 minutes to explore our exhibits and learning center. Click here for more information or to make reservations.

Public Programs

A source for documentary film as well as a forum for exploring the great issues of American history and other topics related to the National Archives' holdings and mission.

Events & Public Programs