National Archives hosts kids, parents for a night in the museum

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WASHINGTON DC – Archivists and history professionals hosted another sold out edition of the bi-annual National Archives Sleepover Friday night.

Kids and their parents are invited to spend the night at the museum and partake in a number of activities including writing letters to the President and learning about some of the nation’s most important documents. The Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights are all housed at the National Archives.

Guests are allowed to sleep in the Rotunda near the Declaration of Independence and Constitution and make memories to last a lifetime.

“People are clamoring to come,” said A’Lelia Bundles, Chairwoman of the National Archives Foundation Board. “They're always sold out and this one was oversubscribed. This is our eighth one. There are people who come from all over the country.”

One 13-year-old made the trip with her family from California to spend her birthday with her friends at the museum.

Tickets for the event are $125 per attendee with a $25 discount for National Archives Foundation members. The next sleepover is scheduled for October.