America's Founding Documents

Sign the Declaration

Declaration signatures

Choose a pen and add your name to the Declaration of Independence alongside our Forefathers. (This interactive exhibit requires the Macromedia Flash Player. Instructions and a link are provided.)

Add Your Signature

Creating the Declaration

John Trumbull's Declaration of Independence

View the time line for the creation of the Declaration of Independence beginning  with the Lee Resolution and ending on August 2, 1776 when the document was signed by most members of Congress.

Explore the Timeline

Facts About the Signers

Founding fathers

Who was the oldest Signer of the Declaration of Independence? Which Signer was also a musician? Learn the answers to these and other questions, and get our fact sheet about the Signers of the Declaration of Independence.

Visit the Gallery

Shop the Archives

Bill of Rights book cover image

Constitution tee shirt image from the Foundation shop

Constitution book cover image from the Foundation shop store

Got History tee shirt from the Foundation web site