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July 4th at the National Archives!

National Archives Museum

Saturday, July 4, 2020 - 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Watch each step of the Journey on the @USNatArchives Facebook page.


The National Archives marks the 244th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence with its traditional Fourth of July program in a far less traditional manner—online! Highlights include welcoming remarks by Archivist of the United States David S. Ferriero, a variety of educational and family-friendly interactive programs with historical figures and current educators, and a lively, patriotic reading ceremony emceed by journalist Soledad O’Brien. All July 4th activities are free and open to the public, but registration is required. The full schedule can be found at

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


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