- See the hand-written ink on the original documents that define the United States of America. The National Archives operates a network of facilities nationwide, but the DC location is the main event. The National Archives recently completed extensive renovations; the rotunda is now solely dedicated to viewing the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. The flow of visitors is very comfortable and audio tours are available to enhance the experience. Equally exciting is the new Exhibit Hall! Three entire floors of storage area have been converted to public museum areas and exhibit galleries. Interactive exhibits delight visitors of all ages by demonstrating the roll of the National Archives. See letters sent to presidents, military records, genealogies, historic photographs and documents from major events (ranging from politics to natural disasters and epidemics). Parking is really not an option but the Archives-Navy Memorial-Penn Quarter (Green/Yellow lines) Metrorail station is very close.
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