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Monumental Bicentennial


Saturday, July 4, 2015


10:45 AM–05:00 PM

Monumental Bicentennial

Celebrate the 4th of July in historic Mt. Vernon at a festival marking the bicentennial and reopening of America’s first monument dedicated to George Washington. Festivities kick off at 10:45 a.m. with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and patriotic music by the Fort McHenry Guard Fife & Drum Band. Then enjoy live music, historical re-enactors, hands-on crafts, and colonial games and contests hosted by the neighborhood’s businesses and cultural institutions. Picnic-style food and concessions from local farmers and vendors will also be available. For information, visit

The Walters is open and free to all that day! Stop by the Walters outside on the square to design your own red, white, and blue pin using paints, sparkles, and more. Then come inside the museum and find Washington's portrait to receive a special addition to your pin.