Declaration of Independence

January 14, 2005 – March 6, 2005

National Museum of American History
14th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC

3rd Floor, Center, entrance to The American Presidency Floor Plan

On view is an original copy of the Declaration of Independence—one of 25 known to exist. It was printed July 5, 1776, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in the print shop of John Dunlap. The Declaration of Independence provided both the foundation and the guiding principles for the new nation and has inspired generations of Americans and people around the world.

On loan from the University of Virginia Library and collector Albert H. Small.