US Constitution Up Close and Personal

National Archives BuildingI specifically wanted to check out the National Archives building on Constitution Avenue in DC this past weekend, more specifically the original Charters of Freedom documents.

We were one of the last visitors on Saturday to view the U.S. Constitution housed in the Rotunda, and it was a remarkable experience.

Unlike the scene depicted in the Disney movie, National Treasure, the rotunda was smaller, darker and much more crowded. And of course, I was sure to pick up my copy of the Declaration of Independence, Constitution and Bill of Rights in the gift shop before leaving…my only real tourist-trap souvenir purchased during the whole weekend-long trip.

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