- View the original Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights.
- Visit the Public Vaults, showcasing the breadth and variety of the holdings of the National Archives, organized thematically around the Preamble of the Constitution.
- See a temporary exhibit in our Lawrence F. O'Brien gallery.
Reservations are not required, but you can book a timed visit entry or reserve a guided tour for up to 15 people (at 9:45 a.m. Monday–Friday only).
The ReSource Room in the Boeing Learning Center
Drop in during your museum visit to participate in hands-on activities and programs based on documents, images, maps, posters and more.
We're open Monday–Saturday, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Reservations are not required. Check for special activities and programs on our events calendar.
Please note: The ReSource Room will be closed to the public on Wednesday, April 29 and Thursday, April 30 for the DC National History Day Competition; Saturday, May 9; and Saturday, May 16 for the Victory Garden Family Puppet Program in the McGowan Theater.
The Learning Lab in the Boeing Learning Center
Bring your group of students, scouts, teachers, or other civic-minded individuals to participate in one of our document-based learning lab programs.
Working in replica storage and research spaces, participants will find, select and analyze primary sources, then make connections to bigger ideas about our government and history.
The Boeing Learning Center is made possible in part by the Foundation for the National Archives through the support of The Boeing Company and the William Randolph Hearst Foundation.