You can see the spectacular bursts of red, white and blue in Washington DCfrom comfortable perches in Alexandria. Try the observation deck atop the George Washington Masonic Memorial, the patio at restaurant Indigo Landing or along the Mount Vernon Trail on the Alexandria waterfront for uncrowded views.
July 4, 2016 (8 am to 5 pm)
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.
62 years after George Washington’s death saw the start of the
Civil War. Alexandria was the site of some of the first fatalities of the
bloody conflict and PBS’ Mercy Street gives us a peek at what
might have happened in our great Old Town.