Hear ye! Hear ye! On July 4, at noon, 2pm, and 4pm beneath The Natural Bridge a Colonial host will read the Declaration of Independence and briefly talk about Thomas Jefferson, who purchased the Bridge from the King of England on July 5, 1774.
Once Congress approved the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, public readings of the document followed throughout the 13 states, the old-school way of getting the word out to the public when many people were illiterate. Have a seat at the foot of The Natural Bridge and experience how it was done in 1776!
The reading, and a copy of the Declaration for all guests, are free, included with The Natural Bridge admission on July 4. For online admission offers and 4th of July packages, visit www.NaturalBridgeOffers.com, or use the red "Book It" button below.
In addition to The Natural Bridge, admission also includes the Cedar Creek Nature Trail, Monacan Indian Village, Virginia's largest indoor butterfly garden, Wax Museum, and Toy Museum, and the evening sound and light show beneath the Bridge; add on a guided Caverns tour.
The Natural Bridge is just off I-81, exits 175 & 180, and off the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Last Updated: 7/30/2012 6:05 PM