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

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

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An American Celebration includes an inspirational naturalization ceremony for new citizens with a special keynote address, daytime fireworks, military re-enactments, a special wreathlaying ceremony, free birthday cake for all (while supplies last), and a visit from the “first” first couple, “General and Mrs. Washington.” Enjoy a performance by the National Concert Band's during its "Red, White and Blue" concert. Spend a truly inspiring day at a truly inspiring place.

An American Celebration takes place rain or shine. 

Schedule of Events:

9:30AM "General Washington's" inspection of the troops
10AM 56th annual Independence Day wreathlaying ceremony
11AM Naturalization event - a ceremony to honor new citizens. 
12PM "Red, white, and blue" concert
1PM Daytime fireworks - A pyrotechnic salute to America
1:15PM "Happy birthday, America!" cake
1:30PM Revolutionary War music
2:30PM Revolutionary War military drill

Schedule is subject to change.

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