National Archives Museum Washington DC

Students can participate in hands-on document-based programs and visit the exhibitions at the National Archives Museum in Washington, DC. Students will view the original Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights; visit the public vaults that showcase the breadth and variety of the holdings of the National Archives, organized thematically around the Preamble of the Constitution; and see temporary exhibits in the Lawrence F. O'Brien gallery. Drop in the ReSource Room in the Boeing Learning Center during your museum visit to participate in hands-on activities and programs based on documents, images, maps, posters and more. Boxed lunches are available from the Charters Cafe. You can order in advance and pick them up when your group is ready to eat.

Contact Info
Address: 700 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20408. District of Columbia. Tel: 202-357-5271. Website: www.archives.gov/education/student-visits/dc.html. Hrs: Mon. - Sat. 10AM - 5:30PM.

Trip Info
Grade Level: 3rd-College. Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 90 min. Cost: Free. (Fee for reserved visits).

SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Social Studies.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Museums & Exhibits Lesson Plan

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