There is no more inspirational place to celebrate the Fourth of July than Mount Vernon, the home of the country's first president, George Washington. Join us on Wednesday, July 4 from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. for colorful smoke fireworks fired over the Potomac River, "General Washington's" inspection of the troops, the reading of the Declaration of Independence, a naturalization ceremony for 100 new citizens, and more!
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An American Celebration at Mount Vernon is included in regular daytime admission: $17 adults; $8 children ages 6-11; and children 5 and under are admitted free.
Wheat Treading Demonstrations
To celebrate Washington the farmer, field hands will kick-off the season on Independence Day with wheat-treading demonstrations in the 16-sided barn at the Pioneer Farm.
Discover behind-the-scenes location, meet fascinating characters, learn about Mount Vernon in the Civil War, or explore food culture with an add-on specialty tour.
Potomac River Sightseeing Cruises
See Mount Vernon from a new view during a 45-minute narrated excursion on the Potomac River.
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