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Review: National Archives, Washington, D.C.

by Mary Melnick

Apr 14, 2020

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As a fan of National Treasure, I was a little disappointed to find out you can’t actually steal the Declaration of Independence, let alone take pictures. When my friend and I visited the National Archives Museum, we had all these captions for pictures in mind, but were let down when security told us we couldn’t use our phones in the museum. Besides that, a visit to the museum is well worth it.


The museum features some of the most important documents in history, ones that paved the way for America to flourish. The Bill of Rights, Declaration of Independence and Constitution are on display in one room, making it easy to see them at once. This room is guarded with security and only a certain amount of people can enter at one time.


One of my favorite parts was the section with letters kids have written to past presidents; some kids wrote to complain about their parents or siblings and others to complain about changes they wanted at school. Either way, they were funny and I highly recommended a visit.


Wander through the museum to see documents and archives that helped change the world, including documents from Women’s Suffrage, the fight against slavery and more important fights in American history.


National Archives

700 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Washington, D.C. 20408
tel 202 357 5946


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