"We hold these truths - July 4, 1776" Mugs
These stirring words on a white, 11-ounce standard-sized mug. The design is taken directly from the original document.
Microwave safe. Washing by hand recommended for decades of use.
Shop for more 1776 products in this collection.
Thanks to L. Cancellor for the photo of the mug with a signed copy of J.L. Bell's The Road to Concord, which we sometimes have in stock. (We frequently sell out of it.)
Key dates for holiday shopping
December 15 at 3 pm Eastern: Our recommended deadline for domestic Christmas delivery via USPS. While we can't guarantee delivery regardless of carrier, our hope is that if you order by December 15, USPS will have been able to get orders to domestic addresses by Christmas. However, regardless of when you order, we strongly recommend UPS.
December 19 at 3 pm Eastern: Our recommended deadline for UPS 3 Day Select.
December 22 at 3 pm Eastern: Our recommended deadline for UPS Overnight delivery.
Our recommendation for shipping during the holidays
While we don't know what this year will look like, during the 2021 holiday, a larger number of packages got stuck for days and weeks at some USPS sorting hubs. While we didn't see this over the 2022 holiday, we strongly recommend selecting UPS during the holidays.
For shipments to addresses within the U.S. (scroll down for International shipping)
Flat-rate shipping: Regardless of the number of items you order, the shipping price for shirts, caps, unframed prints and posters, bracelets, lapel pins, pendants, and button packs is $5.95.
For hooded and crewneck sweatshirts, mugs, and blankets, the shipping cost is $8.95.
Our flat rate shipping means you can add two or more t-shirts, sweatshirts, or caps for no additional shipping charge.
Note that some large or heavy items, including larger framed prints, may have a different shipping charge or a shipping surcharge. When they do, it will be noted on the product page.
We try to ship orders within three business days of receiving them. This applies to in-stock items. Framed items or items requiring personalization may take up to two weeks longer. If there is an extended delay, it will be noted on the product page.
We close for a week over Independence Day and Christmas. A notice will appear at the top of every page of the site in advance of this closure.
We ship most orders via USPS, so if the post office is closed, we won't be shipping orders that day.
If you need to receive your order by a certain date, such as to give as a gift or have for a trip, we recommend ordering at least two weeks in advance, especially if you are using USPS shipping.
If you're looking for reliable, on-time deliveries, we strongly suggest upgrading to "UPS 3 Business Day Select Shipping."
- When fulfillment takes longer, such as around the Christmas holidays, we'll put up an announcement in the site and will list recommended shipping deadlines below.
- If an item is out of stock, we will contact you.
- If one of your items is an advance order, that will be noted on the product page along with an estimate of when it will ship. If that estimated date changes, the product page will be updated.
Charges for shipping to destinations in the United States and to APO, DPO, and FPO addresses
- Free shipping
- On stickers, magnets, decals, patches, static clings, and individual button pins.
US Postal Service shipping - The least expensive, though also less reliable than UPS. (See more on UPS in the next section.)
$5.95 for shirts, caps, unframed prints and posters, bracelets, lapel pins, pendants, button packs.
Regardless of the number of items you order, the shipping price is still fixed at $5.95. Our flat rate shipping means you can add another t-shirt, cap, or book for no additional shipping charge.
$8.95 for hooded and crewneck sweatshirts, mugs, and blankets.
UPS 3 Business Day Select
Note: UPS 3 Business Day select is not available for addresses in Hawaii and Alaska. If UPS is selected for Hawaii or Alaska, the order will be shipped UPS Ground.
- $14.95 for shirts, caps, unframed prints and posters, bracelets, lapel pins, pendants, button packs.
$18.95 for hooded and crewneck sweatshirts, mugs, and blankets.
- If the actual shipping cost is significantly higher than what we’re charging, we will contact you to discuss alternatives.
- UPS Overnight (Next Business Day Delivery)
For shipments to addresses outside the United StatesDestinations
We only ship to locations that are served by US Postal Service International Service.
- Canada and Mexico
- $18.00 for shirts, caps, unframed prints and posters, bracelets, lapel pins, pendants, button packs.
$24.00 for hooded and crewneck sweatshirts, mugs, and blankets.
- Rest of the World
- Rates starts at $65.00.
Additional charges for all destinations
Some large, heavy items may have an additional shipping charge. If that's the case, it will be noted on the product page.
If the actual shipping cost is significantly higher than what we’re charging, we will contact you to discuss alternatives.
All original designs are copyrighted by The History List
All original designs are copyrighted by The History List
All designs are copyrighted by The History List and the History Nerd text and design on t-shirts is a registered trademark. If you see a knock off, please let me know.
Your purchases support our mission to engage people with local history and to support historic sites and history organizations across the country.
I bought this as a Father’s Day gift for my dad. He absolutely loves them! The historical message always lets him begin his day talking with someone at work about historical facts. They are all around great coffee mugs.
A nice cup of coffee in a patriotic mug. What an awesome start to go off into the world with a spring in your step. Thanks for the positive message.
Great product! A daily reminder of what truly makes America great.
Lee is such a pleasure to deal with, and all of his products are of top quality. This mug is no exception.
We received these mugs and were delighted with the quality of the design, the printing, and the mug itself. So rarely does a product live up to its advertising these days, but these mugs are definitely a pleasant exception to that rule. In addition, when I had a question about them I received a very prompt, friendly reply - amazing customer service! Can't wait to purchase more!
This is a great quality mug that provides me with a daily reminder of the chances American colonists took to provide us with the independence they desired for themselves and their progeny. An added benefit is that all beverages consumed from this mug taste like Liberty!
While one of my mugs arrived broken, it was replaced by a new one in just a few days. The customer service experience was terrific.
I received my mugs a couple weeks ago and have been using them for coffee, until the other day when I decided to tempt fate and used one for tea. It tasted like liberty. Seriously, these are another quality product I'm happy I bought. History List offers good value for money and great customer service. Thanks!
I purchased 4 of these mugs as a gift for someone who “has everything“. They arrived so well packaged, I hated to open the box within the box, but I wanted to see how they looked. They are absolutely gorgeous! They do not look cheap; they are elegant and well made. The white color of the mug is pure white, like porcelain. Some cheaper quality mugs would have a blueish tint, not these, they are pure white. Also, the high quality shows with the printing. The writing on it doesn’t look like it was stamped (sometimes you see a bleeding or smudging of the writing). They are just well made and are beautiful. They are the perfect gift for someone “who has everything”!
Free gifts for you for new orders now through November 30, while supplies last.
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Many of our products are available in limited quantities and we know some will sell out, so make your selections early.