Sleepover at the National Archives

National Archives Rotunda Sleepover; Photo by Ashley Somawang

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.

During the fall sleepover, explorers will dive into our nation’s treasured records; explore the museum with a scavenger hunt; sleep in the Rotunda near the Declaration of Independence and Constitution; and make memories to last a lifetime.

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.


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

Time: 6:30pm Saturday until 8:30am 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)

Mark your calendars and stay tuned for more information on how to register!


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


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History, Heroes & Treasures is made possible in part by the National Archives Foundation with the generous support of John Hancock. In-kind support provided by Occasions Caterers.