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Celebrate July 4 at the Home of the Declaration!

Join a tradition like no other: the annual Independence Day celebration at the National Archives in Washington, DC - home of the original Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. Boo the list of grievances against King George III, and cheer ‘Huzzah!’ as we declare our independence on the steps of the Archives, while enjoying a full day of family-friendly activities in our nation’s capital.

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Celebrate America's birthday at the home of the original Declaration of Independence.

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to Washington, DC this July 4th!

Take your family on a once-in-a-lifetime trip to celebrate July 4th in our nation’s capitol. Airfare and hotels will be fully covered on your trip to Washington, DC this summer to see the original Declaration of Independence, experience fireworks on the National Mall, and much more!

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the home of the Declaration

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