Free Friday: National Archives, USA

The one place that I’ve always wanted to visit is the National Archives in Washington DC. The previous times we were in DC, the line was so long that it wrapped around the National Archives building.  The National Archives building houses original copies of the Declaration of Independence, U.S. Constitution, and Bill of Rights among others. I really wanted to see these. Unfortunately, photography is not allowed inside the building. The opportunity to see the very important documents that built a free nation is free. The National Archives is a no fee center.  

The documents I wanted to see are located on the Rotunda for the Charters of Freedom on the second floor of the building. Light and temperature are controlled in the rotunda to preserve the documents. As photography is not allowed, I took a screen shot of the Declaration of Independence posted on the Archives’ website. 

This is the version on display at the rotunda. Aside from the Charters of Freedom, there are many other important records on display at the National Archives.  Those who are interested in history will enjoy a visit here.




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