Occupancy limits for NARA staff and museum visitors have been lifted. All museums and research rooms are open to the public. The expansion of operations for each level is detailed in our Reentry and Post-Reentry Plan.

You can still explore our online research resourcesexhibits, and educational resources and participate in our Citizen Archivist Missions.

*We are hosting in-person public programs, tours, school group visits, public meetings, external conferences, and facility rentals as long as the facility is not in an area of high transmission.

*Please check the CDC Website for updated COVID-19 recommendations and procedures.

Reagan Library Museum and Research Room


The National Archives Museum in Washington, DC, and Presidential Library museums are open without limits on occupancy or days and hours of operation. Continued operation relies on CDC local public health metrics. To view our local metrics on the CDC website, choose California, then Ventura County. Purchase Tickets

What to expect when visiting the Reagan Library at each CDC Community Level:


Face Coverings are OPTIONAL for all occupants.


Face Coverings are OPTIONAL for all occupants.

Increase physical distance from others and avoid crowds.


Face Coverings are REQUIRED for all occupants.

Increase physical distance from others and avoid crowds.

Research Room

All research rooms are open by appointment and without limits on days and hours of operation.

* Research Room opening details are in this Plan a Research Visit page. 

* National Archives staff are continuing to serve the public by responding to emailed requests for records and Research Room Appointments.

*FOIA Requestors: You may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgment as well as a substantive response to your reference or FOIA request or appeal. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience as we balance mission-critical work and the safety of our staff during the pandemic.