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July 4th Celebration

National Archives Building
Washington, DC

Tuesday, July 4, 2017 - 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. EDT

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Celebrate Independence Day at the National Archives Building in Washington, DC. The museum, where you can see the original Declaration of Independence, will have EXTENDED HOURS of 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. from June 30 through July 6 (last admission at 6:30 p.m.).

This fun-for-all-ages program is free! No tickets are needed. The event is outside, and the audience sits on the steps of the building, facing Constitution Avenue.

Too hot? Indoor seating is available in the William G. McGowan Theater. Email

You can also watch the ceremony live on YouTube.

See the complete schedule of all of our July 4 events on our July 4 Celebration page.


All events listed in the calendar are free unless noted.