Start your Independence Day celebration with a bang! Enjoy an evening of family fun and fireworks choreographed to patriotic music and celebrate our nation's founding!

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Add to Calendar 06/28/2019 18:00:00 06/29/2019 21:45:00 America/Rio_Branco Independence Fireworks

Start your Independence Day celebration with a bang! Enjoy an evening of family fun and fireworks choreographed to patriotic music and celebrate our nation's founding!

Fireworks with Tour Fireworks Only

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Cost

Adults: $36 with Mansion tour, $30 without tour; Youth: $26 with Mansion tour, $20 without tour.

Enjoy a patriotic evening filled with dazzling fireworks, Mansion tours, musical performances, and games on George Washington’s beloved estate! Fireworks begin at approximately 9:30pm.

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. 

Visit Washington’s Tomb at night—this event is one of the few times this area is open in the evening—and watch sparks fly at blacksmith shop. Concessions from the Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant will also be available. 

The Donald W. Reynolds Education Center will be open to guests from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. The Shops at Mount Vernon will remain open until 9:30 p.m.

Independence Fireworks takes place rain or shine. A separate ticket is required for this special evening event, and does not include daytime admission.

Schedule of Events

Friday, June 28, 2019
Time Event Location
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm Meet Martha Washington Interpretive Center
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm Meet General Washington
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm 18th-Century Dancing in the Greenhouse Greenhouse
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm Special Wreath Layings at the Tomb
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm 18th-Century Ice Cream-Making Demonstrations Bowling Green
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm Bocce Ball & Graces with First Person Characters Bowling Green
6:30 pm Fifes and Drums of Yorktown Performance Bowling Green
7:45 pm - 9:10 pm National Concert Band Performance East Lawn
9:30 pm - 9:45 pm Fireworks over the Potomac River East Lawn
Saturday, June 29, 2019
Time Event Location
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm Meet Martha Washington Interpretive Center
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm Meet General Washington
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm Special Wreath Layings at the Tomb
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm 18th-Century Ice Cream-Making Demonstrations Bowling Green
6:30 pm Fifes and Drums of Yorktown Performance Bowling Green
7:45 pm - 9:10 pm National Concert Band Performance East Lawn
9:30 pm - 9:45 pm Fireworks over the Potomac River East Lawn
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Concessions Available

Outside food and drink are not allowed at this event. The following items will be available for purchase:

SANDWICHES & ENTREES
Jumbo Hot Dog $6
Cheeseburger w/ Chips $10
Pulled Pork Sandwich $9
Beef Brisket Sandwich $10
Chicken Tenders $6
Lobster Roll $16
Buffalo Chicken Wrap $9
Chicken Kabob $9
Turkey Sandwich $8
Veggie Wrap $8

LIGHT FARE & SNACKS
Hummus w/ Baguette $6
Chipotle Dip w/ Baguette $6
Charcuterie Box $12
Tater Tots $5
w/ Cheese & Chives $7
Caesar Salad $6
w/ Chicken $9
24 oz. Jumbo Pretzel $14
w/ Cheese $15
Assorted Chips $2
Kettle Corn $3
Ice Cream Bar $4
Assorted Candy $2

BEVERAGES
Assorted Soda $2
Bottled Water $3
Powerade $3
Juice Box $2
Wine by the Glass $6
Frozen Wine Pop $6
Canned Beer $5

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