Before joining the crowds amassed on the Mall this
Fourth of July, many families will commemorate Independence Day at Mount Vernon, the home of George Washington who led American troops to victory in the country's fight for independence. Mount Vernon's celebration of George Washington's contribution to America's freedom includes an appearance by the First Virginia Regiment, a special wreathlaying ceremony by the Sons of the American Revolution, the annual Red, White and Blue Concert by the National Concert Band of America, and an 18th-century style celebration to launch wheat-treading season in the George Washington: Pioneer Farmer site's 16-sided barn. All events are included in regular Estate admission.
Overview of Events
18th-century music with David and Ginger Hildebrand on Mount Vernon's Bowling Green
First Virginia Regiment of the Continental Line assembles for inspection on the Bowling Green and a reading of the Declaration of Independence
Procession from the Bowling Green to George Washington's tomb with the George Washington Chapter of the Sons of the America Revolution, the Fifes and Drums of Prince William III, and the First Virginia Regiment
Wreathlaying at George Washington's tomb by the Sons of the American Revolution
Red, White, and Blue Concert featuring the National Concert Band of
America playing American patriotic favorites, and visitors enjoy Mount Vernon's all-American birthday cake (while supplies last) on the Bowling Green
First wheat treading demonstration of the season in the 16-sided barn at the George Washington: Pioneer Farmer site (also at 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m.)
The entire Estate, including the Mansion, eleven outbuildings, three
gardens, the George Washington: Pioneer Farmer site, the George Washington Museum, and the Archival Restoration Museum, is open throughout the day, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. George Washington's Gristmill at Mount Vernon is open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Events, programs, and activities are subject to change.
For information, call 703-780-2000.