The National Archives at Boston

The National Archives at Boston

Serves Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

Address

The National Archives at Boston
380 Trapelo Road
Waltham, Massachusetts
02452-6399

Toll Free Telephone: (866) 406-2379
Telephone: (781) 663-0144
Fax: (781) 663-0154
E-mail: boston.archives@nara.gov

Free WiFi available in our public research rooms!

Note for our Researchers: The National Archives has 10 business days to respond to all off-site reference requests.

Hours

To be best able to serve you, we encourage researchers wishing to use textual records to schedule an appointment prior to visiting.

Reference (Computer/Microfilm)
Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Research (Original Records)
Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
(Note: We do not pull original records after 4:00 PM)

Closed weekends and Federal holidays

Directions

Driving Directions to the National Archives in Boston.

From the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90)

Traveling east, take Exit 14 onto Route 128/I-95N. Go north . Take Exit 28A-Belmont onto Trapelo Road. Follow Trapelo Road for 2.8 miles. The National Archives at Boston is on the right.

From the South

Travel on Route 128N or 95N to 128/I-95N. Go north . Take Exit 28A-Belmont onto Trapelo Road. Follow Trapelo Road for 2.8 miles. The National Archives at Boston is on the right.

From the North

Take Route 128/I-95S. Go south. Take Exit 28-Trapelo Road. Turn left onto Trapelo Road. Follow Trapelo Road for 2.8 miles. The National Archives at Boston is on the right.

Traveling by Public Transportation

Take the MBTA commuter rail (Fitchburg line) or the MBTA bus from Harvard Square, Cambridge, to Waverly Square, Belmont. Take a cab or walk one mile west on Trapelo Road. The National Archives at Boston is on the left.

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Document of the Month

  • The National Archives at Boston holds 35,000 cubic feet of historic records. Here's one for your enjoyment.

    Storm surge Hurricane Diane, Winthrop, MA, August 1955
    National Archives Identifier 576544

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