The National Archives is a bombproof, fireproof facility that protects the nation's most treasured documents. The methods ... More
The National Archives is a bombproof, fireproof facility that protects the nation's most treasured documents. The methods used for storing the documents safely are nearly as interesting as the documents themselves. Sealed glass vaults are raised into the exhibition areas for viewing each day but sink back into safety each night. Here, you will find the most significant of our national documentsthe U.S. Constitution and Declaration of Independence. Among the other documents and artifacts housed here are copies of the Magna Carta and the Emancipation Proclamation, and the rifle used to assassinate John F. Kennedy.
A frequent site of nationally significant memorial services, the National Cathedral is open to worshipers of all denominations. Under construction
for most of the 20th century and completed and consecrated in 1990, this Gothic cathedral is the sixth largest ...
Famous and distinguished Americans are honored at the National Portrait Gallery in portraits, photographs and other visual media. A wide
variety of politicians, artists, scientists and social activists are represented. This gallery is a remarkable testimony to the diverse ...
The National Museum of African Art is the best museum in the United States for exploring the crafts and artwork
of sub Saharan Africa. Specific areas, such as the Kingdom of Benin and the city of Kerma receive special ...
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