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July 4 Celebration

July 4, 2022

There's no better place to celebrate our nation's birth than on historic Duke of Gloucester Street. Enjoy a full day of patriotic festivities, including public readings of the Declaration of Independence, musical performances, and a dazzling fireworks display to cap the evening.

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Lights of Freedom

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Revel at Chowning's Tavern

Shields Tavern Independence Buffet

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Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg

Featuring the best in British and American fine and decorative arts, plus the nation’s premiere collection of American folk art.

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Meet the Nation Builders

From recognizable names like Jefferson and Washington, to people whose names did not grace your history book, meet the Nation Builders who helped shape their time, and whose legacies continues to influence and inspire American ideals.

Meet the Nation Builders

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Reflections on ‘Created Equal’

Test your Thomas Jefferson Knowledge

“5 Things You Might Not Know About Thomas Jefferson”