Last updated: 6/27/2021
washington, District of Columbia
700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
washington, DC 20408
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Taylor Collison, Archives Contact
Liana Ascolese, Communications
phone: 774-991-1552

About the National Archives Foundation

The National Archives Foundation is an independent nonprofit that increases public awareness of the National Archives, inspires a deeper appreciation of our country’s heritage, and encourages citizen engagement in our democracy.

As the National Archives’ nonprofit partner, the Foundation generates financial and creative support for National Archives exhibitions, public programs, and educational initiatives, introducing America’s records to people around the U.S. and the world.


While much of the museum remains closed, the National Archives is welcoming visitors! To provide the safest environment for our visitors, only the Rotunda for the Charters of Freedom–featuring the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights– will be open, by timed reservation on Saturdays and Sundays, from 10 am– 2 pm, starting May 15. For more information on the building status, visit

Archives at Home

While our museum doors remain closed, we are promising to bring the Archives to you online! Through engaging virtual programming, we’re here to interview historical figures such as Thomas Jefferson and Abigail Adams, as well as authors such as A’Lelia Bundles and Brad Meltzer. Stay tuned for more programming to come! Want to be the first to know about our upcoming programs and receive notices straight to your inbox? Join our Archives at Home newsletter series today!



Your purchase supports the National Archives Museum exhibits, public programs, and educational initiatives. Find quality products and publications inspired by the holdings of the National Archives and our country's history. Extend your Archives visit at home and at school with products developed especially by the National Archives Foundation.


Host an event at the National Archives! During your private event, your group may view exhibitions at the National Archives Museum, enjoy customized tours of the “Public Vaults” and “Records of Rights” exhibits, or special exhibitions in the Lawrence F. O’Brien Gallery. You also may explore the magnificent Rotunda for the Charters of Freedom – the permanent home of the original Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, and the Bill of Rights.

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