Enjoy an evening of family fun, fireworks, and patriotic music to celebrate our nation's founding.

The Mansion will be lit in red, white, and blue during this event.

Tickets will go on sale to the general public on May 6, 2024.

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Add to Calendar 06/28/2024 18:00:00 06/28/2024 21:30:00 America/New_York Independence Fireworks

Enjoy an evening of family fun, fireworks, and patriotic music to celebrate our nation's founding.

The Mansion will be lit in red, white, and blue during this event.

Tickets will go on sale to the general public on May 6, 2024.

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Cost

With Mansion Tour:
Adult Member: $43, Adult Non-Member: $53
Youth Member: $31, Youth Non-Member: $41

Without Mansion Tour:
Adult Member: $38, Adult Non-Member: $48
Youth Member: $25, Youth Non-Member: $36

Located At

East Lawn

Fireworks & Live Music

Relax and enjoy a patriotic evening that includes dazzling fireworks and musical performances.

Fireworks over the Potomac will begin at approximately 9:15 p.m.

Enjoy concessions available for purchase on the East Lawn. 

Outside food is not permitted on the estate.

The Mansion in Red, White, and Blue

The Mansion will be lit in red, white, and blue during the fireworks show. Guests can photograph this patriotic scene as fireworks soar over the Mansion.

Visit the Blacksmith in the Historic Area.

Wreath Laying at the Washington Tomb

6:45, 7:15, 7:45 & 8:15 p.m.

Walk down to visit the Washington Tomb for a special wreath-laying; this event is one of the few times this area is open in the evening.

18-Century Dancing

Watch and learn about 18th-century dancing in the Upper Garden from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The Fifes & Drums of York Town

Saturday Only

6:30 p.m., 7 p.m., and 7:30 p.m.

On Saturday, revel in the sounds of the 18th century and the music of Washington’s troops on the Bowling Green with performances by the talented Fifes & Drums of York Town.

National Concert Band

7:45 p.m. – 9:10 p.m.

Listen to a concert by the National Concert Band on the South Lawn.

Ice Cream Making Demonstrations

Watch Mount Vernon's Historic Trades team perform 18th-century ice cream-making demonstrations on the Bowling Green.

18-Century Lawn Games

Participate in 18th-century games on the Bowling Green from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Museum and Shops

Explore the Donald W. Reynolds Museum & Education Center exhibits and step into the shoes of the first president in the Be Washington™ Interactive Theater.

The Shops at Mount Vernon are open until 7 p.m.

Concessions

HOT ITEMS

BBQ Pork Sandwich — $9
BBQ Beef Brisket — $10
¼ lb All Beef Hotdog — $6
Cheeseburger/Hamburger with chips — $10
Fried Chicken Tenders (3) — $7
Grilled Chicken Nuggets (GF) — $8
Philly Pretzel — $5
Funnel Cake Fries — $5

Beverages

Bottled Water — $3
Canned Soda — $2
Powerade — $3
Juice Box — $2

Wine Split — $8
Domestic Beer — $5
Craft Beer, 12 oz — $6
Craft Beer, 16 oz  — $7

COLD Items

Chicken Caesar Salad — $9
Ham & Cheese Sandwich — $10
Turkey & Cheese Sandwich — $9
Chicken Salad Sandwich — $9
Roast Beef Sandwich — $10
Veggie Wrap — $8
Fruit Cup — $6
Pasta Salad — $6

Snacks

Bagged Chips — $2
Candy — $2
Cookies — $3
Assorted Ice Cream Bars — $4
Kettle Corn — $3

Concessions

Hot Items

BBQ Pork Sandwich – $9
BBQ Beef Brisket – $10
¼ lb All-Beef Hot Dog – $6
Hamburger/Cheeseburger with chips – $10
Fried Chicken Tenders (3) – $7
Grilled Chicken Nuggets (GF) – $8
Philly Pretzel – $5
Funnel Cake Fries – $5

Cold Items

Chicken Caesar Salad – $9
Ham & Cheese Sandwich – $10
Turkey & Cheese Sandwich – $9
Chicken Salad Sandwich – $9
Roast Beef Sandwich – $10
Veggie Wrap – $8
Fruit Cup – $6
Pasta Salad – $6

Snacks

Bagged Chips – $2
Candy – $2
Cookies – $3
Assorted Ice Cream Bars – $4
Kettle Corn – $3

Beverages

Canned Soda – $2
Bottled Water – $3
Powerade – $3
Juice Box – $2

Beer & wine

Wine Split – $8
Domestic Beer – $5
Craft Beer, 12 oz – $6
Craft Beer, 16 oz – $7

must be 21 years old to order alcohol



Seating

Seating

Guests are encouraged to bring a blanket or small lawn chair to sit on the East Lawn. Seating is not provided.

Tents, tables, pop-ups, grills, beach or free-standing umbrellas, coolers, and glass containers are not permitted.

This event is sponsored by:

Boeing

Face Coverings

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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9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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