This online experience is presented by the National Archives Foundation
Family Activities
Inside the National Archives Museum, Boeing Learning Center and McGowan Theater
Participate in hands-on family activities:

  • Sign the Declaration of Independence
  • Declaring Independence Scavenger Hunt
  • Make your own 4th of July Flag
  • Design and Make Your Own Independence Day Button
  • Fun Coloring and Activity Stations
  • Meet and have your picture taken with Revolutionary figures Abigail and John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Ned Hector, John Hancock, Thomas Jefferson, and George Washington between noon and 4 p.m.
  • Listen to Frederick Douglass tell his story and explain what the 4th of July means to him (at 2 p.m. ET in the McGowan Theater, watch on the National Archives YouTube Channel )
  • And a whole lot more!