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July 4th at Mount Vernon

An American Celebration

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 Friday, 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!

Schedule of Events:

All day:

“General and Mrs. Washington” greet visitors.

9:30 a.m:

Re-enactors from the First Virginia Regiment assemble for inspection by “General Washington.” The Declaration of Independence is read.

10 a.m. – 10:45 a.m:

Annual Independence Day wreathlaying at the tomb of George Washington.

11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m:

A special naturalization ceremony for America's 100 newest citizens near the Mansion.

12 p.m. – 12:45 p.m.:

Patriotic music performance by the National Concert Band of America on the Bowling Green.

1 p.m. – 1:15 p.m:

Unique daytime fireworks display over the Potomac River.

1:15 p.m:

"Happy Birthday, America!" cake. Birthday cake on the Bowling Green (while supplies last).

1:30 p.m:

Revolutionary War military music.

2:30 p.m:

Revolutionary War military drills.

Revolutionary War

Learn more about General George Washington and the Revolutionary War. Facing a more experienced foe, Washington was able to lead the American army to victory and gain independence for his country.

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