Celebrate The 4th of July in Washington DC
It’s America’s birthday and there’s no place better to celebrate than in our nation’s capital. The history of our country comes alive on every corner in Washington DC, and there are a ton of fun events, fireworks and attractions that make Independence Day a real blast for the entire family. The DC Ducks Tour will be closed on the 4th of July, however the tour will be open for the remainder of the holiday weekend, if you’re interested in celebrating with the #1 Rated 90-Minute DC Sightseeing Tour. Here’s a quick list of things to do in Washington DC on the 4th of July.
Independence Day at Mount Vernon
Head to Mount Vernon to meet “General Washington” and be a part of this red, white and blue event. There’s music, a special wreath laying ceremony, daytime fireworks (yes, I know it’s weird) and even free birthday cake!
Take me out to the ballgame
Take in one of America’s greatest pastimes on Independence Day—baseball, of course. This year, the Washington Nationals will play the New York Mets on Thursday, July 4th at 11:05 am. If you really love baseball, grab tickets for the game on Wednesday night, July 3rd, you’ll be treated to fireworks after the game. Another great way to say “I’m proud to be an American!”.
Old Town Trolley Tours
A fun and entertaining way to see the sights, memorials and museums in Washington DC, the famous orange and green trolleys offer up loads of fascinating history about the United States. If you’re in town for a few days before or after the 4th of July, book a tour for the family and take your time enjoying it over a couple of days—they let you get on and off the trolley as much as you want and you can linger at any of the stops for as long as you want. This is a great benefit because there are so many stops on this tour that are significant to the country’s history, our forefathers and our freedom. The tour guides are also local historians that are not only knowledgeable, they’re amusing. So it’s fun and informative!
Fireworks & Parades
What would the 4th of July without fireworks? Pretty quiet I would imagine. So after you’ve seen the sights, enjoyed a hotdog at the ballgame, watched the historic reenactments and toured the monuments aboard the Trolley, get on out and see some dazzling fireworks. There are a bunch of places to go in Washington DC. The National Mall is one of the best—with a parade along Constitution Avenue and awesome fireworks over the Washington Monument. This event begins early and goes on late, so be prepared to celebrate!