Sunday, December 30, 2012 - 10 a.m. -5 p.m.
Monday, December 31, 2012 - 10 a.m. - 1 a.m.
Tuesday, January 1, 2013 - 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Watch Night Festivities
December 31, 2012
11:30 p.m. - Performance by Washington Revels Heritage Voices
Midnight - Bell ringing by Harriet Tubman, portrayed by historical re-enactor
Emancipation Proclamation Reading
January 1, 2013, 9 a.m.
The first 100 guests in line at the main entrance at Constitution and 9th Street, NW, by 8:15 a.m. are invited to experience the dramatic reading of the Emancipation Proclamation by Dr. Bernice Johnson Reagon, musician, song talker, and scholar.
Family Day Programming
January 1, 2013, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
In addition to hands-on family activities, storyteller Bill Grimmest portrays Frederick Douglass in "Tales of My Friend Mr. Lincoln," and historical re-enactors will portray Harriet Tubman, Abraham Lincoln and Rosa Parks.
The National Archives and Records Administration is located at 700 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW. Washington, DC, between 7th and 9th Streets.