Instead of debating about the legality of fireworks in your neighborhood, slip on your thinking cap (or a tricorn hat) and try your hand at debating with a former U.S. President. John Adams has come back to spend this Fourth of July at the White House Visitor Center (1450 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W.).
At the kid-friendly Signature Event, held by National Park Rangers and President's Park volunteers, participants can get their picture taken while they sign the Declaration of Independence and play 18th-century games.
No need to break out your quills and wax stamps, they'll be provided. Attendees will travel back in time to July 4, 1776 as they roll beeswax candles and listen to a reading of the document that freed us from Great Britain.
The event runs from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. and is free for all ages. For more information, as well as a complete schedule, click here.