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An American Celebration at George Washington’s Mount Vernon

July 4, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


Salute the first commander in chief during Mount Vernon’s annual Independence Day event! Watch dazzling made-for-daytime fireworks shoot off over the Potomac River and listen to the roar of cannon fire while viewing special military re-enactments throughout the day.

Celebrate Independence Day with daytime fireworks, military re-enactments, and a wreathlaying ceremony. Enjoy free birthday cake (while supplies last) and visit with General and Mrs. Washington. Listen to a performance by the National Concert Band during its “Red, White and Blue” concert and observe a moving ceremony to honor new citizens. Spend a truly inspiring day at a truly inspiring place.

An American Celebration takes place rain or shine.


9:30 am Troop Inspection by General Washington Bowling Green
10:00 am Independence Day Wreath-Laying Ceremony Washington Tomb
11:00 am Naturalization Cermony East Lawn
12:00 pm Red, White, & Blue Concert Bowling Green
12:00 pm Rick Atkinson Book Signing Vaughan Lobby
1:00 pm Daytime Fireworks East Lawn
1:15 pm “Happy birthday, America!” Cake Bowling Green
1:30 pm Military and Music Demonstrations Bowling Green
2:30 pm Revolutionary War Military Drill Bowling Green


Mount Vernon
3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway
Mount Vernon, 22121 United States
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(703) 433-0002

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