Celebration of Freedom Ceremony
July 4 10 am – 11 am
Independence Hall, 520 Chestnut Street
Pay tribute to the history of our great nation at Independence Hall with a patriotic and inspiring morning of music, featuring Philadelphia’s own Tony Award-winning Hamilton actor Leslie Odom Jr., and a reading of the Declaration of Independence.
The White House Visitor Center is also open on the 4th of July from 9 am to 3 pm. Families can stop in for games, crafts, and other activities. As the evening approaches, there are many concerts you can plan to attend. The US Army Concert Band performs starting at 6pm at the Washington Monument and the National Symphony Orchestra plays a special concert at the Capitol Building at 8 pm.
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.