In April of 1776, the Fourth Provincial Congress met in Halifax and would help decide the future of the American rebellion, as war had been raging between American rebels and loyalist forces for a year. It was during the Fourth Provincial Congress that authorization was given to the colony’s delegates in Philadelphia to sign a declaration of independence. This resolution would become known as “the Halifax Resolves”. North Carolina chose liberty from Great Britain, and what began as a revolution would soon become a war for independence. Come witness the events that took place in Halifax, NC during the early days of the American Revolution. Living-history activities, military encampments, historical vignettes, and weapons firing demonstrations will help visitors experience a Prelude to Liberty!