Sleepover at the National Archives

National Archives Rotunda Sleepover

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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A night of adventure awaits at the National Archives! 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.

Young explorers will learn about the right to vote with Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Frederick Douglass; dive into our nation’s treasured records, including the Rightfully Hers exhibit celebrating the 19th Amendment; navigate the museum with a scavenger hunt; and wake to a pancake breakfast served by the Archivist of the United States.

MEMBERSHIP GIVEAWAY

When you register for the February 2020 sleepover, you’ll be automatically entered to win a free membership to the National Archives Foundation at the Madison level. This $250 value includes incredible benefits like personalized guided tours of National Archives Museum and invitations to exhibit openings and members-only events at the Archives.

You do not have to register for the sleepover to enter the giveaway but we hope that you will! Enter the contest by either registering for the February 2020 sleepover or emailing a request to members@archivesfoundation.org. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law.


National Archives Rotunda Sleepover; Photo by Jeffrey ReedUpcoming dates: February 1 – 2, 2020

Time: 6:30pm Saturday until 9:00am Sunday

LocationNational Archives Museum, Washington, DC

Price: $125 per attendee; $100 for Foundation members

Ages: recommended for children 8-12 years old; chaperones must be 21+ (adults must be accompanied by a child)

Required Forms: all guests must complete required consent forms in order to attend. Upon registration, please download and email sleepover@archivesfoundation.org with completed forms.

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To make everyone’s evening enjoyable, we ask that guests follow these rules.

National Archives Rotunda Sleepover


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Made possible in part by the National Archives Foundation with the generous support of John Hancock.