Independence Day at the Mansion & Book Sale
Independence Day at the Mansion
Sunday, July 4, 2 pm-9 pm
The Historical Society of Dauphin County will present the 11th annual public reading of the Declaration of Independence on Sunday, July 4, from the porch of the John Harris-Simon Cameron Mansion. The Declaration will be read by John Harris, Jr., portrayed by reenactor David Biser.
Readings will take place on the hour at 2:00 pm, 4:00 pm, 6:00 pm, and a special candlelight reading at 8:00 pm.
There is no fee to hear the readings and free parking is available behind the Mansion and in the UPMC Hospital parking garage.
Tours of the Harris-Cameron Mansion will be offered after each reading at a special price of $4.00. HSDC members, children six and under, and any police, fire, first responder, and military members and their families will be admitted free.
There will also be a used book sale on the grounds of the Mansion during the event.