Current Exhibitions

Records of Rights in the David M. Rubenstein Gallery
Explore how generations of Americans debated issues such as citizenship, free speech, voting rights, and equal opportunity.

"Spirited Republic: Alcohol in American History"
Now open in the O’Brien Gallery
Visit this new exhibit and learn about American debates about alcohol and its place in society.

Rotunda for the Charters of Freedom
The permanent home of the Declaration of Independence, Constitution of the United States, and Bill of Rights—known collectively as the Charters of Freedom.

The Public Vaults
Embark on a virtual journey into the stacks and vaults of the National Archives. See some of the most fascinating original records in our holdings.

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News & Events

Free Exhibit eCatalog

Spirited Republic Exhibit logo

Learn more about the items featured in the exhibit with the free Spirited Republic Catalog!




March 28, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Friendship Between Nations Family Day: National Cherry Blossom Festival Event

Fife and Drum Corps - July 4th

Enjoy hands-on activities and celebrate the Cherry Blossoms! Learn more about this gift from Japan to the United States and about other fun ways nations express their friendship, cooperation, and goodwill toward each other. This program is made possible in part by the National Archives Foundation, through the support of the William Randolph Hearst Foundation.

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Fife and Drum Corps - July 4th

Did you miss one of our fantastic programs? The National Archives Experience is proud to offer a selection of streaming video programs from our public program repertoire.

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