Mount Vernon salutes our first commander-in-chief during its annual Independence Day event! Watch dazzling made-for-daytime fireworks shoot off over the Potomac River. Listen to the roar of the cannon fire while viewing special military re-enactments throughout the day.
An American Celebration includes an inspirational naturalization ceremony for 100 new citizens with a special keynote address, daytime fireworks, military re-enactments, a special wreathlaying ceremony, free birthday cake for all (while supplies last), and a visit from the “first” first couple, “General and Mrs. Washington.” Enjoy a performance by the National Concert Band's during its "Red, White and Blue" concert. Spend a truly inspiring day at a truly inspiring place.