We saw the real thing AND The Constitution AND the Bill of Rights this morning. AND it was a private tour. It was us, our tour guide, his wife and the guards in the Rotunda of the National Archives. Our guide is the deputy assistant to the National Archivist, (Brendon has connections) so we got in a half hour before it opened and he told us the secrets (74 feet to the top of the rotunda ceiling, 10 BILLION artifacts!) He also showed us a letter that Fidel Castro wrote to the President of the United States, requesting a 10 dollar bill when he was 10 years old. If you have every written a letter to the President, the National Archives has it. Are you impressed? We were!