Mount Vernon’s 4th


Historic Mount Vernon celebrates Independence Day with daytime activities including military reenactments, patriotic music by the National Concert Band of America, a special wreathlaying ceremony, free birthday cake for all (while supplies last), and a visit from General and Mrs. Washington.”  Independence Day weekend is the last chance to see a full-sized replica of the original Liberty Bell on display and rung every hour at Mount Vernon.   

All day: General and Mrs. Washington will be on hand to greet and take photographs with visitors. Visitors can view a replica Liberty Bell on display and hear it hourly. The bell was cast in the same London foundry and has the same tone as the original bell. Independence Day weekend will be the final weekend for the replica Liberty Bell at   Mount Vernon. 

9:45 a.m: Military re-enactors assemble for inspection by General Washington on the Bowling Green, where the Declaration of Independence will be read. Mount Vernons all-American birthday cake will be offered to visitors (while supplies last).

10:00 a.m: Join a procession to George Washingtons Tomb for a special wreathlaying ceremony.

11:00 a.m: The annual Red, White and Blue Concert takes place featuring patriotic favorites by the Concert Band of America, an 80-member company of retired musicians from each of the United States Armed Services bands. 

1:00 p.m: Revolutionary War military demonstrations by the First Virginia Regiment  take place on the Bowling Green.