For the first time in many years, the area around the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool and the World War II Memorial will be open to the public for official U.S. events this July 4. That includes the annual fireworks show, scheduled to begin shortly after 9 p.m. and last about 35 minutes.
But the launch pads for the display are relocating to West Potomac Park and the Virginia-facing side of the Lincoln Memorial in 2019, the Trump administration announced in June. Military demonstrations, flyovers, and music are also planned.
In this map, you can find the best places to watch these fireworks. They offer waterfront views, grassy patches, and different angles of the District.
Note that the Arlington Memorial Bridge, long a popular spot from which to watch Independence Day fireworks, will be closed to pedestrians this year due to security changes.
This post has been updated to reflect the run-time for the fireworks show.Read More