John Harris, Jr. will greet you on the porch of his 1766 stone home along the Susquehanna River. Just as he did for the people of Harris Ferry in 1776, he will read the Declaration of Independence, newly-arrived from Philadelphia. Sometimes his friend Ben Franklin shows up, too!
The readings will take place at 10:00 and 11:00 a.m. and noon. Tours of the Harris-Cameron Mansion will be available following each reading. Bring a lawn chair and sit in the shade of the ancient pear tree! Free parking in lots behind the mansion. A donation is suggested for tours..
John Harris, Jr. is portrayed by reenactor David Biser, a resident of the Harrisburg area. Biser has also played 18th century gentlemen in reenactments for Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia and throughout the region.