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July 4th at the National Archives!

National Archives Museum
Washington, DC

Monday, July 4, 2022 - 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. EDT


The National Archives marks the 246th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence with its traditional Fourth of July program in person! Highlights include welcoming remarks by Acting Archivist of the United States Debra Steidel Wall, a variety of educational and family-friendly interactive programs with historical figures and Archives educators, and a lively, patriotic reading of the Declaration of Independence emceed by WUSA9 News Anchor Allison Seymour. All July 4th activities are free and open to the public. The full schedule can be found at

Extended hours: The National Archives Museum will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on July 2, 3, and 4 for the July 4th weekend.

July 4th at the National Archives is made possible in part by the National Archives Foundation through the generous support of John Hancock, AARP, and Dykema.


All events listed in the calendar are free unless noted.