The patriotic and spirited festivities that turned July 4 into America’s greatest national holiday still flourish in this year’s grand celebration of Independence Day at Genesee Country Village & Museum. Members FREE!
Pageantry, marching bands and merrymaking are all part of the day’s July 4th festivities, highlighted by the swearing in of new American citizens on the steps of the Town Hall. You won't want to miss this memorable moment as nearly 50 people from countries all over the world swear their allegiance to the flag. Ceremony begins at 11am.
Celebrate July 4th again and again! Join the hoopla of traditional American celebrations over the years with visits to Independence Day in different settings around the Historic Village:
Photography Credit: Bob Howland & Ruby Foote
Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of our nation's birth at the Land Office. Be part of the ceremony as villagers raise their glasses in honor of the year 1826! Museum staff will be looking for female volunteers from the audience to participate in this year's 1826 July 4th Celebration. Immediately following the ceremony, head down the road to see a 100-pound anvil fired into the air!
Throughout the day, enjoy family-fun activities like the egg toss, sack races, and pea-shooter contest. Visit the farm animals including Buck & Dan the oxen, and the museum's brand new baby piglets! Join the ladies' base ball team for a Town Ball match in the afternoon on the Great Meadow.