This Fourth of July, you can enjoy life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness and/or free cake at Mount Vernon for their American Celebration.
9:30 a.m: Reenactors from the First Virginia Regiment assemble for inspection by "General Washington" while the Declaration of Independence is read.
10 a.m: Annual Independence Day wreath-laying at the tomb of George Washington
10 a.m.-noon: 18th-century chocolate ice cream-making demonstrations in the greenhouse
11 a.m: A naturalization ceremony for America's 100 newest citizens
12 p.m: Musical performance by the National Concert Band of America on the Bowling Green
12:45 p.m: Daytime fireworks display over the Potomac River
1 p.m: Birthday cake on the Bowling Green (while supplies last)
1:30 p.m: Revolutionary War Military Music
2:30 p.m: Revolutionary War Military Drills