On July 4, 2026, people across the nation and the world will commemorate 250 years of American independence. It’s going to be a star-spangled event and there will be something for everyone.

From now, through the semiquincentennial, and beyond, we’ve got a lot of work to do to honor our first 250 years—and inspire Americans to imagine the next 250 years. Explore our website to discover what America250 is all about, get involved, and find your part in this historic commemoration.

Discover America250

America250 is about connecting to the past to inspire our future. Over the next few years, we’ll be working with partners to host events across America and hear from folks in their communities. We’ll also provide lesson plans and educational resources for Americans of all ages. Find out more about America250 and get the learning resources you need below.

Commemorating our 250th anniversary

Honoring our past, inspiring our future