Wednesday, June 19, 2013

The National Archives, Washington, DC

The National Archives houses The Declaration of Independence, The US Constitution and the US Bill of Rights, which we saw under dim lights and no photography.  These were very cool to see, although it was disappointing that the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights are both faded to almost nothing (thus the dim lights and no photography rule).

Every day we went by the Archives Building there was a loooong line of people waiting to enter. However while we were browsing online one day, we noticed that for $1.50/person, one could secure a specific date and time to bypass the line and walk right in ~ best $3 we’ve spent in a while! We arrived at our designated time, walked through a separate entrance where there was no line, went through security, and bypassed a second line inside the building (only a specific number of people are allowed in the Rotunda to view the famous documents). Easy-peasy!

Easy and affordable - no matter where you are! 

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