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

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Add to Calendar 07/04/2019 08:00:00 12/31/1969 17:00:00 America/Rio_Branco An American Celebration

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

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Celebrate America's independence at Mount Vernon with a day of patriotic events!

Observe a moving naturalization ceremony at 11:00 am with a keynote speech by best-selling author and Pulitzer Prize winner Rick Atkinson. At noon in the Vaughn Lobby, Atkinson will be signing the first book of his new Revolutionary War trilogy, The British Are Coming. 

Listen to a performance by the National Concert Band during its "Red, White and Blue" concert at 12:00 pm on the East Lawn, and at 12:30 pm, join us for a special wreath-laying ceremony at Washington's Tomb with Captain Cardone of the USS George Washington.

At 1:00 pm, watch daytime fireworks from the East Lawn, followed by free birthday cake (while supplies last) and military re-enactments on the Bowling Green. Throughout the day, visit with General and Mrs. Washington.

An American Celebration takes place rain or shine.

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Thursday, July 4, 2019
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