Fireworks & Fun
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A lot goes on behind the scenes of “A Capitol Fourth” to bring the sights and sounds of the concerts to our millions of viewers watching at home. Fifteen television cameras are stationed on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol and around Washington, D.C. to capture the show and spectacular fireworks display.
Click on the clips below to learn where some of these cameras are hiding around the nation’s capital. If you are having technical difficulty, please make sure you have the most current version of Quicktime!
A view of the illuminated Washington, D.C. skyline, as boats gather on the Potomac River from a camera stationed in Northern VA.
Fireworks light up the sky as seen from the east side of the U.S. Capitol.
Hundreds of thousands of people of the West Lawn watch the fireworks as captured from the West Terrace of the U.S. Capitol.
Canons are fired in front of the Washington Monument as taken by a camera at the Ulysses S. Grant Memorial.
A view of the crowd waiting in anticipation for the fireworks display in front of the U.S. Capitol captured by a camera on stage.
A shot of the Thomas Jefferson Memorial as seen from the Washington Monument.
A crowd gathers in front of the Lincoln Memorial - shot by a camera in front of the monument.
A view of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue captured by a camera set up north of the White House.
See these spots on a map of Washington, D.C. on the National Park Service website.