Visitors to the National Mall for the Independence Day celebration can sign up for event information and emergency notifications from the National Park Service.
Metro is running on a Saturday schedule for the Fourth of July holiday, but will add trains in the afternoon and evening to help accommodate crowds going to see the fireworks.
The United States marks 238 years as an independent nation as it celebrates the Fourth of July with fireworks, food and music. Here are some highlights:
This CBS Local Ultimate Fourth Of July Party Guide will have you prepared for the best Independence Day since 1776.