No, not Pope Francis. He may be famous, but he didn’t sign the Declaration of Independence. But this week here at Independence Hall, home of Founding Fathers Black Hills, we’re playing off the popularity of the Catholic pontiff who is visiting the United States. (more…)
Experience the Declaration of Independence
See and hear the story of how the United States of America began with the signing of the Declaration of Independence at America’s Founding Fathers Exhibit.
History meets art in our stunning, life-size sculpture installation of John Trumbull’s iconic “Declaration of Independence” painting. Here, inside a likeness of Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, you’ll hear the amazing story of how those 56 patriots forged the American Revolution and invented a country. And just like those men, you’ll have a chance to sign the Declaration of Independence, too.
Long before Thomas Jefferson’s face was carved in stone at Mount Rushmore National Memorial, a 33-year-old Jefferson held the Declaration of Independence in his hands and presented it to John Hancock and the rest of the 2nd Continental Congress. By all means, go see the four famous faces just up the road at the Shrine of Democracy. But don’t miss America’s Founding Fathers Exhibit, a premiere Black Hills attraction. Come learn how American democracy was born.
Children age 12 and under are free with a paid adult admission.