between 7th and 9th streets
Washington, DC 20002
The Rotunda of the National Archives Building in downtown Washington, DC, contains the permanent exhibit of the Constitution, Bill of Rights, and the Declaration of Independence. A new exhibit called the Public Vaults displays over 1,000 fascinating records (originals or reproductions) from the National Archives holdings.
The Archives in D.C. in general house textual and microfilm records relating to genealogy, American Indians, D.C., Congress and others. Primarily a research resource the National Archives nonetheless are a popular attraction for visitors to see the original documents which form and shape the U.S. government.