National Archives

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National Archives

See the “Charters of Freedom”—the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Theater with free films. New David M. Rubenstein Gallery and Visitor Orientation Plaza.

"Spirited Republic" tracking Americans' conflicted relationship with alcohol through artifacts and documents, including Franklin D. Roosevelt's cocktail shaker and a 1792 letter from George Washington to the attorney general urging prosecution of Whiskey Rebellion instigators, through Jan. 10, 2016. "Records of Rights," personal documents of African-Americans, women and immigrants plus the 1297 Magna Carta, and "Public Vaults," an interactive exhibit of documents and records, both ongoing

Daily 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (Last admission at 5 p.m.) Gift shop. Free.


700 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20408
United States

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