What most people don’t realize is that not all of the founding fathers signed the Declaration of Independence on July 4th. In fact, most of them signed the parchment on August 2nd. While we celebrate our nation’s birthday on the 4th, we might as well spend the entire month of July celebrating. After all, there’s just too much to do and see around our country all in one holiday weekend. Here are some of the best ways to celebrate:
NYC Ellis Island / Statue of Liberty Tour: New York City was and remains a beacon of hope to immigrants and acknowledging this passage of our ancestors by touring the Island and visiting the Statue is a great honor to them.
Mount Rushmore Fireworks: If you visit on July 4th, you can experience our nations proudest symbol emblazon the sky above four of our country’s greatest leaders.
Gettysburg: The Civil War was a dark time in our history, but we overcame our regional differences to unite once again. This site is hallowed ground to remember our past.
Mississippi River Steamboat Tour: The heartland of America is marked by one of the world’s greatest rivers. You can take a steamboat tour and relive its glory days.
California Zephyr: Similar to the steamboat, but celebrating our mastery of the rail, you can see the great western half of our country on a train between San Francisco and Chicago.
These are just a few of our nation’s best locations to celebrate our independence. Whether you wish America a happy birthday with fireworks and hot dogs, or a concert and apple pie, be sure to check out these great American’s landmarks.