The Declaration of Independence was signed on July 4, 1776, by a man named John Hancock, a patriot of the American Revolution along with members of congress.

Beginning Saturday, July 3, and running through July 5, Washington State Park in Arkansas will be having a re-enactment reading, signing, at the historic 1874 Courthouse in celebration of our Declaration of Independence. When John Hancock inked the declaration with his signature it's the most notable because of his large signature and today still remains the most recognized of all who signed it.

So, make plans to relive that historical moment in Washington State Park that's untouched from time. After the reading, visitors can sign their own signature of a copy of the Declaration of Independence to take home with them.

Signings

  • 10:30 PM
  • 1:30 PM
  • 3:30 PM

Please call 870-983-2684 for more information or visit their website. Admission is free.

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