America's Historical Documents
Fourth of July Celebration
Join us Monday, July 4, as we celebrate our nation's 235th birthday!
Look for the National Archives float in the National Independence Day Parade! The parade starts at 11:45 a.m. The parade route along Constitution Avenue begins at 7th St., NW, and ends at 17th St., NW.
All exhibits, including the Rotunda for the Charters of Freedom, which houses the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution, and the Bill of Rights, will be open to the public from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. on:
- Friday, July 1
- Saturday, July 2
- Sunday, July 3
- Monday, July 4
All of the Presidential library museums are open on the 4th of July.
All National Archives research rooms will be closed on Monday, July 4, in observance of the Independence Day holiday.
This two-minute video from the National Archives' "Inside the Vaults" video series features Catherine Nicholson, National Archives supervisory conservator, discussing the conservation of the original Declaration of Independence. View the Transcript