National Archives Museum to Open at Noon on Fourth of July
Press Release · Wednesday, July 3, 2019

Washington, DC

Due to a special Independence Day naturalization ceremony, the National Archives Museum in Washington, DC, will open to the public at approximately noon on Thursday, July 4, following a Fourth of July celebration on the building's steps.  Once the museum is opened, the public will be welcomed to visit the Charters of Freedom and our other exhibits and Independence Day programs inside the building. While it is not anticipated that Fourth of July outdoor activities on Constitution Avenue will be affected by the ceremony, there might be additional changes to the schedule, which will be announced as soon as possible.  For more information about Independence Day activities at the National Archives, see our July 4th Celebration page and follow our events throughout the day on Facebook and Twitter


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