Celebrating Independence 2015

A marching band and color guard on stage in front of Independence Hall on Independence Day.

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Celebrating independence is serious business at Independence National Historical Park. See below for all that we have planned June 25 thru July 8, 2015. There's something for everyone.
 

Ongoing Programs: Thru July 5

 
For Kids: Officer's Candidate School

Dates: Saturday, June 27 thru Sunday, July 5, 2015
Times: Enroll daily between 8:30am and 1:30pm
Location: Independence Visitor Center, corner of 6th and Market Streets
Cost: FREE

Kids, enroll and receive an assignment that will require you to solve problems and prove your worth to the Continental Army. See our calendar of events for full event information.
 
Walking Tour: The People of Independence

Dates: Saturday, June 27 thru Sunday, July 5, 2015
Time: 2:30pm daily
Location: Meet ranger in front of Carpenters' Hall, Chestnut Street between 3rd and 4th Streets
Cost: FREE

Join a park ranger and hear about the key figures who played a leading role in guiding the colonies toward independence (1 hour). See our Calendar of Events for full event information.
 
Ranger Program: Today in History

Dates: Saturday, June 27 thru Sunday, July 5, 2015
Time: 6:30pm Daily
Location: Meet at the Barry Statue behind Independence Hall, between 5th and 6th Streets and Chestnut and Walnut Streets
Cost: FREE

Join a park ranger for a discussion about events that happened on this same day in 1776. See our Calendar of Events for full event information.
 
Men dressed as Revolutionary War soldiers carrying flags and marching in a parade in front of Independence Hall.

Listen to soul-stirring speeches; catch a concert filled with your favorite patriotic music; or wave the flag and cheer for the red, white, and blue during our 4th of July parade. There are plenty of ways to celebrate American independence at Independence National Historical Park.

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July 8
 
Living History: "Brethren of the Same Principle"

Date: July 8, 2015
Time: 10:30am
Location: Congress Hall, Independence Square, enter through security at 5th and Chestnut Streets
Cost: FREE

Look on as actors portraying Thomas Jefferson and John Dickinson debate declaring independence from Great Britain (1 hour). See our Calendar of Events for full event information.
 

Living History: Re-enactment of the First Public Reading of the Declaration of Independence

Date: July 8, 2015
Time: 11:45am
Location: Independence Square, security entrance at 5th and Chestnut Streets
Cost: FREE

Cheer or jeer as costumed rangers re-enact the July 8, 1776 reading of the Declaration of Independence (1 hour). See our Calendar of Events for full event information.

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