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Archives Sleepover: History, Heroes, and Treasures
  • Date: Saturday, October 18, 2014 - Sunday, October 19, 2014
  • Time: 7:00 pm
  • Location: National Archives Museum, Washington, DC

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

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.

Archival explorers will dive into the records of the National Archives and learn about exploring shipwrecks. Arctic explorer Matthew Henson will give his account of voyages to the frozen North. Captain Meriwether Lewis will share tales of the adventures he and his team experienced while charting the land of the Louisiana Purchase.

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 – including pancakes flipped by Archivist of the United States David S. Ferriero – and more activities the next morning.

Sleepovers at the National Archives Museum are open to children 8-12 years old, with at least one adult per group of four children. The sleepover starts in the evening on Saturday, through 9 a.m. on Sunday, before the Museum opens again to the public. Tickets are $125 per participant, or $100 for Foundation members.

Register now!

History, Heroes & Treasures is supported by the Foundation for the National Archives; John Hancock Financial; Occasions Caterers; Mars, Incorporated; American Heritage Chocolate®; Penguin Young Readers Group; and The Coca-Cola Company.