Get Ready for #ArchivesJuly4!

We hope to see you at the National Archives Museum at our annual Independence Day celebration! Here’s some tips on how to make the most of your visit.

The Museum has extended hours this week–we are open from 10 am to 7 pm on July 3, 5, and 6. Please note: On July 4, we’ll open at noon and close at 7 pm.

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Thomas Jefferson speaks with guests in the Rotunda.

Make sure to arrive early to the festivities and snag a great seat up on the steps. The Declaration Of Independence Reading Ceremony starts at 10 am. And the first 1,000 guests will receive a free t-shirt from the National Archives foundation! 

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The National Archives Foundation will be giving away 1,000 free t-shirts, so get there early!

Bring plenty of water and sunscreen because it will be HOT! We’ll be handing out fans to guests to help cool off!

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Everyone gets a free fan! 

Too hot outside? Starting at noon, the fun continues inside the National Archives Museum! The Boeing Learning Center has family activities, including story time and a Declaring Independence Scavenger Hunt! 

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Guests relax and listen to some historic stories!

Remember, no photography is allowed in the Museum, EXCEPT in our Boeing Learning Center! We’ll have fun costumes and backdrops for you to use. Make sure you tag @USNatArchives on Twitter and Instagram and use the hashtag #ArchivesJuly4 so we can see that you are having fun.

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Get ready to dress up and look as patriotic as you feel! 

After you see the original Declaration of Independence, remember to go and see the 19th Amendment on display in our “Rightfully Hers” exhibit.

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See the original 19th amendment on display

If you can’t make it to Washington, DC, you can still celebrate with us! We’ll be livestreaming the Reading Ceremony on Facebook and YouTube. And remember, the Declaration Of Independence is on permanent display at the National Archives Museum, so stop by anytime to see this founding document!

Get ready to have a great time at #ArchivesJuly4–we will see you there! Huzzah!4-Pres Lib July 4.jpg

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