Salute the first commander in chief during Mount Vernon's annual Independence Day event.

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Add to Calendar 07/04/2021 09:00:00 07/04/2021 17:00:00 America/New_York An American Celebration

Salute the first commander in chief during Mount Vernon's annual Independence Day event.

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Meet George Washington on July 4

Celebrate our nation's independence at the home of the father of our country.

During this patriotic event:

  • Meet George Washington.
  • Watch made-for-daytime fireworks.
  • Observe a moving ceremony in which candidates from across the world become U.S. citizens.
  • Listen to 18th-century music in the upper garden.
  • Watch and learn about flying hot air balloons in the 18th century.
  • Watch a musical performance by the National Concert Band.

Event Schedule

All Day 18th Century Hot Air Balloon
9:30 a.m. General Washington inspects the Troops
10 a.m. 18th Century Music by the Sons of Liberty in the Upper Garden
10:15 a.m. Independence Day wreath-laying with the Sons of the American Revolution at Washington’s Tomb
11 a.m. Naturalization Ceremony on the East Lawn
11:30 a.m. 18th Century Music by the Sons of Liberty in the Upper Garden
12 p.m. Performance by National Concert Band on the Bowling Green
1 p.m. Daytime fireworks display over the Potomac River
1:30 p.m. Revolutionary War military music on the Bowling Green
2 p.m. 18th Century Music by the Sons of Liberty in the Upper Garden
2:30 p.m. Revolutionary War military drill on the Bowling Green

Food Menu

Hot Items

  • BBQ Pork Sandwich – $9
  • Beef Brisket – $10
  • ¼ LB All-Beef Hot Dog – $6
  • Cheeseburger with Chips – $10
  • Chicken and Waffles – $8
  • Chicken Tenders (3) – $6
  • Spinach Dip with ½ Baguette – $8
  • Jumbo Bavarian Pretzel – $12

Cold Items

  • Chicken Caesar Salad – $8
  • Greek Salad – $8
  • Turkey & Cheese Sandwich – $8
  • Chicken Salad Sandwich – $8
  • Veggie Wrap – $7
  • Fruit Cup – $5
  • Shrimp Roll – $14
  • Hummus with ½ Baguette – $6

Daily Snacks

  • Bagged Chips – $2
  • Kettle Corn – $3
  • Trail Mix – $3
  • Homemade Cookies – $3
  • Candy – $2
  • Assorted Ice Cream Bars – $4

Beverages

  • Canned Soda – $2
  • Bottled Water – $3
  • PowerAde – $3
  • Juice Box – $3
  • Craft Beer – $6
  • Canned Beer – $5
  • Wine – $8
  • Frozen Cocktail Pops – $8
    must be 21 years old to order alcohol

Face Coverings

Fully vaccinated individuals are not required to wear a face covering.

Those who are not vaccinated are required to wear face coverings indoors and when social distancing is not possible outdoors.

This policy applies to both staff and guests.

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