The National Archives - Washington, DC
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Team 57
N 38° 53.535 W 077° 01.374
18S E 324560 N 4306764
Quick Description: The only place in the world to see the original/actual United States Constitution, Bill of Rights and Declaration of Independence.
Location: District of Columbia, United States
Date Posted: 4/17/2012 12:37:46 PM
Waymark Code: WME8A2
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK
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Long Description:
The National Archives provides numerous displays of information maintained by the United States Government.

The highlight of this location (and what most people stop to see) is the original/actual United States Constitution, Bill of Rights and Declaration of Independence. Unfortunately, photographs/videos are not allowed to be taken of "the big three" documents.

The National Archives allows researchers to access textual and microfilm records relating to: Genealogy, American Indians, The District of Columbia, Federal courts from the District of Columbia
Congress, Maritime matters, Pre-World War I Army and Pre-World War II Navy.
Name of Source Book: 1,000 Places to See Before You Die - USA and Canada

Page Location in Source Book: 262

Type of Waymark: Museum

Location of Coordinates: Front Steps of the National Archives Building

Cost of Admission (Parks, Museums, etc.): 0.00 (listed in local currency)

List Available Hours, Dates, Season:
Spring and Summer March 15 - Labor Day 10 a.m. - 7 p.m. Fall and Winter Day after Labor Day - March 14 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Last admission is 30 minutes prior to closing. (Closed Thanksgiving Day and December 25)

Official Tourism Website: [Web Link]

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