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National Archives Celebrates 4th of July

Declaration of Independence

Official signed copy of the Declaration of Independence, August 2, 1776; Miscellaneous Papers of the Continental Congress, 1774-1789; Records of the Continental and Confederation Congresses and the Constitutional Convention, 1774-1789, Record Group 360; National Archives.

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Fourth of July Celebration

Join us Saturday, July 4, as we celebrate our nation's birthday!

USA flag icon 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.

Federal holiday icon 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.

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