Frequently Asked Questions
Have a safe and fun July 4!What time does July 4th with the National Archives begin?
The National Archives’ virtual celebration will begin 11 a.m. with opening remarks from the Archivist of the United States. Following that, there are fun activities and our special production of the traditional reading ceremony. Click here to see the full schedule of activities.
Do I need tickets to attend?
All July 4 activities are free and open to the public. Registration for the activities and programs will be required.
Where can I find updates on programming?
Make sure you follow the National Archives on Facebook (@USNationalArchives) and Twitter (@USNatArchives) for important updates. Bookmark this page for any schedule changes and information on how to log on.
How can I engage with the National Archives during the celebration?
We encourage you to join our programming for the day or share your special July 4 celebrations using #ArchivesJuly4 to show off your patriotic pride!
What about the National Archives Store tent?
While the museum is unfortunately closed and we will not have our traditional tent on the corner, our shop is open online! Gear up for the holiday in red, white and blue today and shop our historical collections!