Freedom Week 2014

4th of July

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Park rangers re-enact the July 8, 1776 reading of the Declaration of Independence.

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Re-enactment of the First Public Reading of the Declaration of Independence

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

Share in the excitement as park staff commemorates the 238th anniversary of the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence with a re-enactment of the event. On July 8, 1776 Colonel John Nixon strode to a platform in the State House Yard (now Independence Square) and shared the stunning news of independence with the crowd. Free copies of the Declaration will be given out to all visitors (1 hour).

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