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"We hold these truths - July 4, 1776" Mugs

Regular price $ 14.95 USD
Regular price Sale price $ 14.95 USD
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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. 

This design is also available as a die-cut sticker and a magnet.

Shop for more 1776 products in this collection.

Proceeds support our mission.

 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.)



Timing: We try to ship orders within three business days of receiving them.

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 weeks in advance, especially if you are use USPS shipping. 

If you're looking for a reliable and on-time deliveries, we strongly suggest upgrading to the "UPS 3 Business Day Select Shipping."

  • When it's 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.


    Domestic shipping charges:

    • 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. We strong recommend selected UPS (below), especially during November and December.

      • $4.95 for Shirts, long sleeved shirts, v-necks, tank tops, prints, posters, bracelets, lapel pins, pendant, and button packs.

        Regardless of the number of items you order, the shipping price is still fixed at $4.95. Our flat rate shipping means you can add another t-shirt, cap, or book for no additional shipping charge.

      • $7.95 for Woven blanket, hooded and crewneck sweatshirts, and mugs.

    • UPS 3 Business Day Select - We strongly recommend using UPS, especially in November and December.
    UPS's normal (non-holiday) delivery guarantee is by the end of the third business day.  See the UPS site for details.
      • $11.95 for Shirts, long sleeved shirts, v-necks, tank tops, prints, posters, bracelets, lapel pins, pendant, and button packs.

      • $14.95 for Woven blanket, hooded and crewneck sweatshirts, and mugs.

    • UPS Overnight (Next Business Day Delivery)

      • $44.95 for Shirts, long sleeved shirts, v-necks, tank tops, prints, posters, bracelets, lapel pins, pendant, and button packs.

      • $49.95 for Woven blanket, hooded and crewneck sweatshirts, and mugs.

    International shipping: Limited to US Postal Service International Service only.

    • Canada and Mexico

      • $18.00 for Shirts, long sleeved shirts, v-necks, tank tops, prints, posters, bracelets, lapel pins, pendant, and button packs.

      • $24.00 for Woven blanket, hooded sweatshirts, and mugs. 

    • Rest of the World

      • Rates starts at $65.00

    Note: Some large, heavy items may have an additional shipping charge.  If that's the case, it will be noted on the product page.

      All 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.

      Customer Reviews

      Based on 14 reviews
      Jonathan B.
      Coffee mugs

      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.

      David S.
      Start your day with a warm heart.

      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.

      Tracy L.
      We Hold These Truths mug

      Great product! A daily reminder of what truly makes America great.

      Nice Mug, Great Guy

      Lee is such a pleasure to deal with, and all of his products are of top quality. This mug is no exception.

      Holly A.
      Wonderful, great quality!

      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!

      Paul T.
      Tastes like Liberty

      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.

      Helen K.
      Excellent mugs

      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!

      Stephanie D.
      Absolutely gorgeous!

      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”!

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