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Independence Day at the Mansion and Book Sale

  • Starting: Jul 04, 2021
  • John Harris & Simon Cameron Mansion
  • 219 S. Front St.
    Harrisburg, PA 17104
  • Admission: Readings of the Declaration are Free, Tours offered for $4
  • Phone: 17172333462

Independence Day at the Mansion

Sunday, July 4, 2pm-9pm

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 2:00pm, 4:00pm, 6:00pm and a special candlelight reading at 8:00pm.

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.

Independence Day at the Mansion and Book Sale
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  • Independence Day at the Mansion

    Sunday, July 4, 2pm-9pm

    The Historical Society of Dauphin County will present the 11th annual public reading of the Declaration of Independence on Sunday, July 4, from