Sun Jul 4, 9:00 AM - Sun Jul 4, 5:00 PM
3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon, VA 22309

Community: Alexandria


Meet George Washington on July 4 Celebrate our nation's independence at the home of the father of our country.

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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.
Washington: Recollections of Revolution (2 p.m.)

Join George Washington and Mount Vernon’s character interpreters as Washington recalls various moments from his revolutionary past.

Hear the General read through his actual letters and watch vignettes of those events by characters from Washington’s past. This program features the perspectives and voices of Dr. James Craik, Tobias Lear, William Lee, Martha Washington, and Phyllis Wheatley.

This 30-minute program takes place in the Interpretive Center and is free with admission.

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