Independence Day Celebration

Independence Day Celebration
Sunday, July 1, 2012, 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Event Admission: FREE with museum admission


This Fourth of July, don’t just celebrate the birth of Independence – celebrate in the birthplace of Independence! 

Special events at the National Constitution Center include:

Revolutionary War Re-enactors
Monday, July 2 – Wednesday, July 4
Several Continental Army regiments will set up camp on the Center’s front lawn, including soldiers, camp followers, medical facilities, and blacksmiths.  Visitors will discover what life was like for soldiers during the Revolutionary War during demonstrations throughout the day. 

School of Rock
Wednesday, July 4
In conjunction with the must-see exhibition From Asbury Park to the Promised Land: The Life and Music of Bruce Springsteen, students from the School of Rock will delight visitors with performances throughout the day to remind us why freedom of expression truly rocks!

Daily offerings at the National Constitution Center include:

The Fourth of July Show
Friday – Sunday: 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m.
Monday – Thursday: 10:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m.
The Fourth of July has always been celebrated with a bang!  From parades to protests, cannons to flag waving, explosive words to fiery demonstrations, the Fourth of July Show takes an in-depth look at this exciting celebration by exploring it over time from the very first words of independence to the present day.  This show also explores how famous Americans have made their voices heard while fighting for freedom.

Flag Etiquette Workshops
Friday – Sunday: 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m.
Monday – Thursday: 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m.
Most people know that our flag can never touch the ground, but the US flag code is much more extensive than that.  In this workshop, visitors will discover the history and symbolism behind the US flag, and learn about the proper way to treat it!

Star Spangled Banner Show
Friday – Sunday: 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m.
Monday – Thursday: 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m.
Learn the story of Francis Scott Key, the Battle of Fort McHenry and the flag that inspired our national anthem.

Arts and Crafts
Children and their families can make Uncle Sam, Lady Liberty and George Washington hats, as well as star wands and wreaths, pinwheels, and crepe paper flags.

Demonstrations
Daily, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Guests will learn a variety of colonial-era tasks including butter churning and candle and paper making during special demonstrations.
 

Throughout the holiday weekend, visitors can enjoy educational programs, craft activities, live musical performances, and more. 

Visitors will enjoy the interactive “Fourth of July Show,” which explores how the holiday has evolved from the very first words of independence to the present day.