This online experience is presented by the National Archives Foundation

Celebrate July 4th at the National Archives,
home of the Declaration of Independence

Mark your calendars and get ready to celebrate the 4th of July with the National Archives. For over 50 years, the Archives has celebrated the founding of the United States with a patriotic celebration that includes a ceremonial reading of the Declaration of Independence. This one-of-a-kind event takes place on the Museum steps, and there is room for everyone to join in the fun.
Note: In the event of inclement weather, all outdoor activities will be canceled.

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Celebrate America's birthday with the National Archives!

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the home of the Declaration

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