Meetings of the DSDI

Every meeting of the Descendants of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence is filled with fellowship, education, and memories to be made and shared.

If you are a current member, plan ahead to join us at one or more upcoming meetings. If you’re not yet a member, we invite you to apply.

DSDI Meetings:  A Rich Tradition

For over 115 years, meetings of the Society in a historic location have been the most important and intimate means for creating and maintaining the bond that exists among members of the Society, their families, and friends.

Three meetings are held each year—a fall meeting in a northern colony, a spring meeting in a southern colony, and the Annual Meeting on July 4th in Philadelphia.

Attendees enjoy camaraderie with like-minded individuals who are interested in learning more about the founding and history of our great country.

Spring 2024

Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston, South Carolina, is excited to welcome and host DSDI once again. It’s been too long. Join us for the Spring 2024 DSDI Meeting April 19-21. We will greet, meet, and enjoy the city ranked #1 in the United States by Conde Nast Traveler. The details are still being finalized. In fact, several hotels are competing on who will host us!

Plan on a carriage tour, a plantation visit, a dinner at the exclusive Carolina Yacht Club, and a lot of enjoyment meeting fellow DSDI Members. There will be informative speakers as well as home tours of at least two of the four of our South Carolina Signers. The Mayor of Charleston, also a DSDI descendant (Phillip Livingston), promises to make sure we are welcomed and will join us as he can. Most importantly, we will enjoy our time together in this fair city. Ideas for other “Revolutionary” day trips of interest will also be provided should you plan to begin, or continue your time in South Carolina. We look forward to welcoming you to South Carolina and we cannot wait to see you in Charleston!

-Robin Rawls, SC Governor, and Charleston Meeting Host

Fourth of July 2024

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Information on our annual meeting in Philadelphia can be found on the Members Only page.

Fall 2026 (America 250 Celebration)

Williamsburg, Virginia

Our 250 Committee is already looking ahead and planning our America 250 Celebration meetings for 2026. At this time, the society is planning a fall meeting in Williamsburg, Virginia, for 2026.