Independence Day Celebration

Old Salem Historic District

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Begin your visit at the Old Salem Visitor Center (900 Old Salem Road) where you can enjoy a free orientation video and free parking.


Independence Day CelebrationMonday, July 4, 20169:30 am - 4:30 pmOld Salem Historic District

Join us for our Independence Day Celebration. We will have hands-on activities, patriotic music, concerts, and demonstrations and more fun for the whole family.

At 10:00 a.m., we will host our annual Naturalization Ceremony in Salem Square. At this moving ceremony, candidates for US citizenship will take an oath of allegiance to become new Americans. Keynote speaker will be former US Senator Kay Hagan. Admission is free.

At 2:00 p.m.,  the Psalm of Joy will be performed at Home Moravian Church accompanied by a Lovefeast—this commemorates the musical celebration of peace in Salem at the end of the Revolutionary War.

Visit St. Philips Heritage Center to hear spirituals and patriotic music performed by Leonard Row.

At the end of the day join us on Salem Square to participate in a reenactment of the first July 4th celebration in Salem.