July 4th at the National Archives!

National Archives Building - Constitution Avenue
Washington, DC

Thursday, July 4, 2024 - 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


The National Archives marks the 248th anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence with its traditional Fourth of July program in person! Highlights include welcoming remarks by Archivist of the United States Colleen Shogan, a variety of educational and family-friendly interactive programs with historical figures and Archives educators, and a lively, patriotic reading of the Declaration of Independence with WUSA9 News Anchor Allison Seymour as the event announcer. All July 4th activities are free and open to the public. The full schedule can be found at www.archivesjuly4.org.

Extended hours: The National Archives Museum will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on July 1–4.

July 4th at the National Archives is made possible in part by the National Archives Foundation through the generous support of Comcast Corporation, Microsoft Corporation, John Hancock, and Dykema.

All events listed in the calendar are free unless noted.