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Experience the Declaration of Independence

 

BH-independence-HallSee and hear the story of how the United States of America began at the Declaration of Independence sculpture exhibit at Founding Fathers Black Hills.

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 Founding Fathers Black Hills at Independence Hall, a premiere Black Hills attraction. Come learn how American democracy was born.

Children age 12 and under are free with a paid adult admission.

News and Updates

In the continuing search for the signer of the Declaration of Independence who will wear this season’s Founding Fathers Crown, Dr. Benjamin Rush of Pennsylvania handily dispatched the youngest signer, Edward Rutledge of South Carolina, in last week’s vote by a 2-to-1 margin.
This week’s contest features William Paca of Maryland against Abraham Clark of New Jersey. (more…)

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