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|Upcoming Events||AHT Celebrates Independence Day with a Full Day of Family Fun Events|
Fri, Apr 25 9:00 am-10:00 am
Fri, Apr 25 7:30 pm-8:30 pm
Mon, Apr 28 10:30 am-11:30 am
Mon, Apr 28 3:30 pm-4:30 pm
Tue, Apr 29 1:00 pm-2:00 pm
|Come and celebrate with us this July 4th, the anniversary of the nation’s birth, with AHT historical characters and programs. Let us inspire you! Click for a complete listing.
July 4th Celebration and Reading of the Declaration at the National Archives
Revolutionary Cannoneer Ned Hector at the NARA
INDEPENDENCE DAY is always a big event at AHT. This year in addition to events in Philadelphia, our interpreters will appear in Washington DC and New York City. At the National Archives in DC, join George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Ned Hector, John and Abigail Adams, and John Hancock for a spirited reading of The Declaration of Independence. Or celebrate with Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams at Federal Hall in NYC. In Philadelphia start your day at Stenton with Ben Franklin, or join Abraham Lincoln at the Welcome America Parade in Olde City. Later in the day, hear bell ringing featuring Patrick Henry at Independence Hall or see runaway slave Oney Judge at Historic Germantown. For those looking for a fun mid-day treat, visit Valley Forge National Park where Thomas Jefferson reads The Declaration of Independence. Click for more details.
Most of these events are free and open to the public. Several of them offer additional free family activities or other presentations, so check out the websites of the events or call them directly for details. Plan now to make the most of your Independence Day celebration. See you there!