First Official 4th of July Celebration Plaque – Winston-Salem, North Carolina - Atlas Obscura

Winston-Salem, North Carolina

First Official 4th of July Celebration Plaque

This metal disk commemorates the birth of a historic American holiday.  

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At the heart of the historic Old Salem, in what is now Winston-Salem, North Carolina, lies a plaque commemorating the first official Independence Day celebration in the United States that occurred on July 4th, 1783. The plaque was placed on July 4th, 1966, the 200th anniversary of the city of Winston-Salem.

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