National Archives News

Independence Day at the National Archives


People all over the country share the holiday on social media using the hashtag #ArchivesJuly4.


Family Activities and Downloads

Remember to share what you make with us on social media using the hashtag ##ArchivesJuly4.


Cooking Activities


Founders Online

Read the actual words written by our nation's founders on Founders Online.

Memories of the 2022 Celebration



Google Cultural Institute

"Carting the Charters": Fnd out how the Charters of Freedom—The Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights—came to rest in the National Archives.

Founders Online

Founders Online lets you to read and search through thousands of documents written by George Washington, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison.