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Fourth of July Celebration and Naturalization Ceremony

July 4, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Fourth of July events at the William Paca House and Garden present an annual opportunity to celebrate freedom on this historic day. Special this year, hear Frederick Douglass read his famous speech, “What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?” – originally presented in 1852 – an exciting way to ponder and celebrate the meaning of freedom. In addition, the day will include an inspirational Naturalization Ceremony where dozens of people from communities around the globe become America’s newest citizens. Subsequently, the William Paca House will be filled with living historians interpreting many Mr. Paca himself and other notable Annapolis residents who will share why they pledged their lives, fortunes, and honor to the revolutionary cause of American independence. Throughout the day, hands-on activities for all ages will bring the struggles of freedom and independence to life.


July 4, 2018
10:00 am - 4:00 pm


William Paca House and Garden
186 Prince George Street
Annapolis, MD 21401 United States
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