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Independence Day Celebration

July 4

Join us as we celebrate America’s birthday circa 1876! An exciting morning of boat races on the river and military exercises with the “boys in blue” culminates in an old-fashioned spelling bee for children. Picnic alongside your 19th-century neighbors on the Village Green at noon and then cheer for your favorite display in the Independence Day Parade at 1 p.m. sharp. Young patriots can even craft hats to wear in their very own section of the parade. A rousing 1876 Independence Day ceremony is followed by an elegant concert featuring the Mystic Silver Cornet Band on the Village Green.

In the afternoon, visitors can play croquet with residents of 1876 Mystic and watch live theatrical performances by the Mystic Seaport TaleMakers. Everybody can help churn ice cream and reap the delicious rewards. And don’t forget to save some energy for 19th-century lawn games on the Village Green. The New England seashore is the perfect place to celebrate America’s 100th birthday, and we look forward to seeing you there!