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Independence Day Open House
July 4, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
The Newport Historical Society is pleased to announce that on Monday, July 4th the Colony House will once again be open to the public, continuing a years long tradition. The Colony House will be open from 9 am for visitors to explore the first floor. A slate of free events are also scheduled to take place in Washington Square. At 11am, the Declaration of Independence will be read by the Sons of the Revolution from the steps of the Colony House, at which point public admission to the interior of the Colony House will end. Following the reading, the Artillery Company of Newport will fire a 21 Gun Salute in Washington Square.