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Join us Saturday, July 4, as we celebrate our nation's birthday!
- Schedule of Family Activities in Washington, DC
- Follow the Social Media Conversation for the Fourth of July #ArchivesJuly4
- Events at the Presidential Libraries
- Special Events at the Presidential Libraries
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 5:30 p.m. on July 4.
All of the Presidential library museums are open on the 4th of July.
All National Archives research rooms will be closed on Friday, July 3, in observance of the Independence Day holiday.
The National Archives in Washington, DC celebrated the 238th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 2014. Highlights include fife & drum music, dramatic historical readings, archives exhibits, family activities and entertainment, all free and open to the public. Captioning provided by YouTube
"July 4th at the National Archives" is presented in partnership with the Foundation for the National Archives, Lead Sponsor John Hancock Financial, and Dykema.
All events listed in the calendar are free unless noted.