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Independence Day at the Mansion & Book Sale

219 S. Front Street,
Harrisburg, PA 17104
(717) 233-3462
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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.