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Educational student tours to Washington, D.C. require a stop at the National Archives Museum, located on Constitution Avenue between 7th and 9th streets, NW. The National Archives and Records Administration is an independent federal agency that preserves and shares the public records that trace the story of America, its government and people. From the Declaration of Independence to accounts of ordinary Americans, the holdings of the National Archives directly touch the lives of millions of people. The National Archives carries out its mission through a nationwide network of archives, record centers, and Presidential libraries.

Student tours to Washington, D.C. will learn that the same designer of the Jefferson Memorial, John Alexander Pope, designed the National Archives building as a temple to history. The majestic domed ceiling of the Rotunda rises seventy feet above the floor and the bronze doors are forty feet tall. The orientation plaza is a gathering place which introduces guests to the National Archives and features an original 1297 Magna Carta, a document that inspired our Founding Fathers and an exhibition tracing the evolution of constitutional rights in the United States.

Educational tours to Washington, D.C. will find the McGowan Theater hosting special lectures and public programs on the lower level of the museum. The upper level includes the Rotunda for the Charters of Freedom, publicly displaying the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. These are the most important documents of American history, and the display of which will surely make your educational tour to Washington, D.C. one you will never forget!

Until next time,