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

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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 people from across the world become U.S. citizens.

Schedule of Events

9:30 a.m. General Washington Inspects the Troops Bowling Green
10 a.m. Naturalization Ceremony Bowling Green
10:45 a.m. Wreath-laying with the Sons of the American Revolution Washington's Tomb
12 p.m. Performance by National Concert Band Bowling Green
1 p.m. Daytime Fireworks over the Potomac River East Lawn
1:30 p.m. Revolutionary War Military Music Bowling Green
2 p.m. 18th-century Magic with Mr. Peter Gardiner Upper Garden
2:30 p.m. Revolutionary War Military Drill Bowling Green
3 p.m. Music of the Revolution 12-acre Field
3:30 p.m. 18th-century Magic with Mr. Peter Gardiner Upper Garden

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

Naturalization Ceremony

Celebrate the 4th of July with new American citizens as they take the oath of allegiance during a stiring naturalization ceremony.

Half Crown Bakehouse on the 12-Acre Field

Enjoy a special menu for Independence Day with Resident Baker Justin Cherry of Half Crown Bakehouse.

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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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