Vice President, Media & Communications
Start the Independence Day Weekend with a Bang on July 2
MOUNT VERNON, VA – Start your Independence Day celebration with a bang on July 2, the day Congress voted to declare independence. Enjoy a patriotic evening filled with dazzling nighttime fireworks, musical performances, and games on George Washington’s beloved estate!
Greet “General and Mrs. Washington” in the historic area before trying your hand at bocce ball. Dust off your dancing shoes for 18th-century dancing demonstrations. Mount Vernon’s colonial artisans will reveal how 18th-century ice cream was made in the days before freezers. Enjoy a performance by Yorktown Fife & Drum and the National Concert Band.
Think you can strike a pose better than George Washington? Take your photo posing like the president and tag your photo on social media with #PoseLikeThePrez. Visit Washington’s Tomb at night – this event is one of the few times this area is open in the evening. Sparks will be flying at blacksmith shop, which will also be open. Additional food and drink from the Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant will be available for purchase.
Tickets are now available. Cost: $30 per adult and $20 per child. Independence Fireworks at Mount Vernon takes place rain or shine.