Sleepover at the National Archives


Have you ever wondered what happens in a museum after the building closes and the lights go out? Now’s your chance!

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Time: 6:30pm Saturday until 8:30am Sunday
Location: National Archives Museum, Washington, DC
Price: $125 per attendee; $100 for Foundation members
Ages: children 8-12 years old; chaperones must be 21+

Join us for a special sleepover at the National Archives Museum in Washington, DC, and spend the night next to America’s most precious treasures: the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights.

Throughout the night, young explorers investigate – through music, chats with historical figures, games, and more – some of the greatest adventures of all time. Campers will discover mysterious shipwrecks, venture into outer space, explore the wild West, and trek through the rugged Arctic as they explore the National Archives Museum’s treasured records. Young explorers will have the opportunity to chat with famous pioneers like Sally Ride, Louise Boyd, and Meriwether Lewis about their incredible voyages into uncharted territory. Guests also will be treated to movies in the museum’s William G. McGowan Theater before turning in for the night, and will enjoy breakfast – with pancakes flipped by Archivist of the United States David S. Ferriero! – and more activities the next morning, including chocolate history demonstrations led by Mars Chocolate History Ambassadors.

National Archives Rotunda Sleepover

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History, Heroes & Treasures is supported by the National Archives Foundation; John Hancock Financial; Susan Gage Caterers; American Heritage™ Chocolate; and The Coca-Cola Company.