Celebrate Independence Day at the National Archives - home of the Declaration of Independence!

The Declaration of Independence Reading Ceremony, including: greetings from Allison Seymour, Fox 5 News Anchor; presentation of colors by the U.S. 3rd Infantry, the Old Guard, Continental Color Guard; performance of the National Anthem by Caleb Green; performance by the U.S. 3rd Infantry, the Old Guard, Fife and Drum Corps; Remarks by Archivist of the United States David S. Ferriero; special finale featuring performance by the MusicianShip Washington Youth Choir; dramatic reading of the Declaration of Independence by special guests including Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, Abigail Adams, John Dunlap, John Hancock, and Ned Hector will be livestreamed here. For a full schedule of events at the National Archives June 29-July 8, click here.



July 4th at the National Archives is made possible in part by the National Archives Foundation with the generous support of John Hancock, Dykema, WMATA, and Boies Schiller Flexner.