July 4th at the National Archives


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The home of the original Declaration of Independence is going all out for the 4th of July, and everyone’s invited!

Join in the National Archives’ annual tradition as they celebrate our nation’s independence with a full day of family-friendly activities! On July 4, 2019, visitors to our nation’s capital can hear the Declaration of Independence read aloud, including greetings from Allison Seymour from Fox 5 News, and also enjoy a more dramatic reenactment, including historical characters Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, and more!

Enjoy the presentation of colors by the Continental Color Guard, live musical performances by the 3rd US Infantry “The Old Guard” Fife and Drum Corps, and of course, the National Independence Day Parade.

Plan to be at the steps of the National Archives Museum to kick-off the day’s events! The first 1,000 guests will receive a free t-shirt and flag to celebrate the day. Learn more about the celebration, including transportation and schedule information, online here.

What: July 4th at the National Archives
When: July 4, 2019; find the time(s) here
Where: The National Archives Museum, 701 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20408
Event Details: Find them here

Unfamiliar with this destination? The National Archives Museum, the nation’s official record keeper, is home to the stories of the American journey. This nonpartisan institution has been safeguarding and providing public access to billions of records from all three branches of the United States government, including our country’s most important documents: the official Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and Bill of Rights!

Even though the Archives was established in 1934, its major holdings date back to 1775. This includes important documents that tell stories of our country, from slave ship manifests and the Emancipation Proclamation to Indian treaties making transitory promises. Guests can even see the Louisiana Purchase Treaty, bearing the bold signature of Bonaparte — a richly bound document doubled the territory of our young republic!

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