Due to two events the weekend of September 23-24, there may be delays and re routes.

On Saturday, September 23, the  2017 Tour de Cure will start and end at the Washington Monument.  The race will contain a 10 mile, 33 mile, and 50 mile bike ride as well as a 5K walk.  All bike races will start by 7:30am and end by 1:30pm with the 5K walk around the National Mall starting at 9:30am.

On Sunday, September 24 the March for Civility will take place.  The march  is a 1.75 mile walk and rally starting and ending at the Lincoln Memorial running along Constitution Ave., NW to 17th Street, NW and back down Independence Ave., SW.

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4th of July Events

fireworks over lincoln memorial in washington DC

Washington DC 4th of July Celebrations

We created this page to help guests plan a great celebration while visiting the Nation’s Capital during Independence Day. We’ll offer you some local tips on the best places to watch the fireworks and celebrate America’s Birthday!

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“We offer local tips 
on the best places to watch 
the fireworks and celebrate 
America’s Birthday”

Old Town Trolley of Washington, DC wishes you and your family a safe and eventful 4th of July.

On the 4th of July in Washington DC, Old Town Trolley will be closed. We will be operating our standard tours on July 3rd and July 5th. We hope you take advantage of our top-rated sightseeing tour to see the best attractions and enjoy all the Independence Day decorations in Washington, DC.

Washington DC Residents Receive Free Admission*

Bring out of town guests for a great trolley tour and get your ticket for free. Washington, DC Residents Receive Free Admission for Old Town Trolley DC with a full paying adult guest. Sign up for our Hometown Pass program today.

Here are some local tips on the best places to celebrate:

National Independence Day Parade

One of the largest 4th of July parades in America starts at 11:45am on Constitution Avenue and 7th street. The parade will feature invited bands, special military presentations, floats and celebrities. Get there early to ensure you have a great spot for viewing the excitement. This is definitely one of the best events to attend in Washington, DC during the holiday.

us capitol in Washington DCA Capitol Fourth

Be sure to catch the free concert on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol building from 8:00pm- 9:30pm on July 4th. Each year the concert features celebrity musicians, the National Symphony Orchestra and a great view of the largest fireworks display in the country. This nationally televised event features Tom Bergeron, Maestro Jack Everly, US Army Presidential Salute Battery and the Choral Arts Society of Washington. Like everything in Washington DC on the 4th of July, be sure to arrive extra early for the best seats.

National Mall

Don’t miss out on the National Mall 4th of July celebration. Public access to the National Mall begins at 10:00 a.m. Seating space is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Due to construction, certain areas of the National Mall will be closed to the public.

Annual Independence Day baseball game

Washington Nationals vs. NY Mets at 11:05am
Head out to the ballpark in the morning for this annual event celebrating America’s favorite pastime.

Visit National Portrait Gallery’s America’s Presidents exhibit.

Celebrate the holiday by visiting this installation, honoring the country’s past leaders, temporarily relocated, until Sep. 4, 2017.



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