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June 30 & July 1: Evening Fireworks

July 4: Daytime Fireworks and Military Reenactments

MOUNT VERNON, VA — George Washington’s Mount Vernon salutes our first commander-in-chief with two spectacular events! Enjoy an evening of family fun and fireworks choreographed to patriotic music on June 30 and July 1. This special evening event, which includes musical performances and games, will take place 6 p.m. – 9:45 p.m. on June 30 and July 1 only. Ticket availability for this evening event begins on May 29. Ticket cost is $30-$34 for adults and $20-$24 for youth.  For more details, please visit

On Independence Day, celebrate at Mount Vernon with a dazzling display of made-for-daytime fireworks during its annual July 4 event! Visitors will be treated to spectacular smoke fireworks in patriotic colors fired over the Potomac River at 1 p.mMount Vernon’s Independence Day event also includes an inspirational naturalization ceremony for 100 new citizens, military reenactments, a special wreathlaying ceremony, free birthday cake for all guests (while supplies last), and a visit from the “first” first couple, “General and Mrs. Washington.” For more details, please visit  Mount Vernon’s Independence Day event takes place 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Tuesday, July 4, and is included in general admission. Ticket prices, when purchased online, are: adults, $18; children ages 6-11, $9; and children under 5 are admitted free.


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