The National Archives Building is located north of the National Mall on Constitution Avenue in Washington DC at 700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW. The site is accessible by the Archives/Navy Memorial metro station (yellow and green lines) which is across Pennsylvania Avenue from the Archives building.
It holds the original copies of the three main documents of the United States: the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. These copies are located in what we call the Rotunda for the Charters of Freedom and there is no lines to see the individual documents (visitors are allowed to walk from document to document as they wish). It also hosts a copy of the 1297 Magna Carta. Those amazing documents are displayed to the public in the main chamber of the building.
Also the archives exhibit other important American historical documents such as the Louisiana Purchase and the Emancipation Proclamation, as well as collections of photography and other historically and culturally significant American artifacts.
Tip for visitors: all filming, photographing, and videotaping by the public in the exhibition areas are prohibited since February 25, 2010.
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