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A Capitol Fourth

A lot goes on behind the scenes of A Capitol Fourth to bring the sights and sounds of the concert to our millions of viewers watching at home. More than twenty 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.

Now you get to direct the show! Click on the clips below to pick your favorite shots from cameras we’ve hidden around the nation’s capital.

Camera 1 – Northern Virginia

A view of the illuminated Washington, D.C. skyline, as boats gather on the Potomac River, from a camera stationed in Northern VA

Camera 2 – Grant Memorial

A view of the cannons used in the “1812 Overture” as seen from a camera at the Ulysses S. Grant Memorial

Camera 3 – Over U.S. Capitol

Fireworks light up the sky, as seen from the east side of the U.S. Capitol

Camera 4 – Wide from U.S. Capitol

Fireworks captured from a camera on the West Terrace of the U.S. Capitol

Camera 5 – Wide Crowd from Stage

The crowd at A Capitol Fourth captured from a camera on stage

Camera 6 – White House

A view of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, captured by a camera set up north of the White House

Camera 7 – Wide from Washington Monument

A shot of the Thomas Jefferson Memorial, as seen from the Washington Monument

Camera 8 – Crowd at Lincoln Memorial

The Lincoln Memorial from a camera position at the west end of the reflecting pool