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An American Celebration at George Washington’s Mount Vernon
July 4 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pmFree
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|