700 Pennsylvania Avenue, Northwest
Washington, DC 20408
The National Archives Building in Washington, DC, opened in 1935 and is now in the midst of a major renovation. The Rotunda for the Charters of Freedom, which displays the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights, reopened in September 2003. In addition to improving the building systems, security, and accessibility, the renovation has allowed the National Archives to greatly expand the opportunities for visitors to explore and learn about the records in our care. This new visitor opportunity is called the National Archives Experience.
Map + Directions
The National Archives Building is located between Seventh and Ninth Streets, NW, with entrances on Pennsylvania and Constitution Avenues. The Rotunda entrance, which includes the Exhibit Hall, is on Constitution Avenue. The research entrance to the building is on Pennsylvania Avenue. The Archives/Navy Memorial stop on the Yellow or Green Line, is across Pennsylvania Avenue from the Archives Building.