National Archives And Records Administration, Washington, District of Columbia
700 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20408-0001| Map |
To become acquainted with the national history of the United States, take your family to the National Archives Museum which offers a fascinating permanent collection as well as temporary shows covering a wide range of historical topics.
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Great history at the National ArchivesFlag review
This is one of my favorite places to visit while in Washington DC and I think it is a great place to take your kids. What makes it so great is that your children can actually see the original Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution, along with other original documents from our nations visit. That alone is worth the visit. Be advised that the line to get in can be rather long, so plan your visit accordingly. another great aspect to the national Archives is that you can request copies of documents relating to your family history. If you are interested in genealogy and have had family members serve in the US military, the National Archives will give you copies of military records for a small fee. I was able to get civil war enlistment records for one of my great grandfathers and i can not explain how priceless they are to my family.
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Find out if you have ancestors who served in the military in the civil war or later wars and request a copy of their records from the National archives.
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