Conducting Research at the Archives & Records Center

Members of the public are welcome to conduct research by appointment.

Page updated on Jan 31, 2020 at 10:37 AM


Please make an appointment. Members of the public are welcome to conduct research between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Please contact the Records Administrator & Archivist.

Location and Contact Information

Archives & Records Center
Payne Street Facility
801 South Payne Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Fax: 703.519-3326


From the Beltway,
exit at Route 1 North in Virginia. At the third traffic signal, make a left onto Wilkes Street. At South Payne Street, turn left. The Archives & Records Center is on the right immediately after the driveway for the last cemetery (Agudas Achim).

From the GW/Mount Vernon Parkway (Washington Street through Old Town), head west on Gibbon Street until it ends at South Payne Street. Turn left.

ADA accessibility

The Archives & Records Center is wheelchair accessible. Park in the lot (there is one handicapped space available) and enter the facility by way of the Print Shop. There is also an ADA-compliant restroom.