DC Fireworks: How to watch this year's 4th of July show from home

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You can now livestream the capital’s Fourth of July fireworks show right from your couch.

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This week, EarthCam installed its newest 5G webcam from the highest point in the nation’s capital – the Washington Monument. The camera is located in a secret, 3" diameter hole that engineers drilled in 2011 to allow climbers to rappel down the monument and inspect earthquake damage.

EarthCam used 3D-printed components and a laser-cut lens to maximize the image quality with their custom 5G camera, which now provides new, wide-angle views of the city.

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"The Trust for the National Mall is grateful to our partners at EarthCam for upgrading the majestic view of America’s Front Yard on #MonumentCam just in time for the spectacular Fourth of July fireworks and festivities," said Catherine Townsend, Trust for the National Mall President & CEO. "This new camera feed, available 24/7 to viewers around the world is an example of how our partners help bring critical upgrades to life on the National Mall to enrich the experience for all who visit – whether virtually or in person," she added.


The camera view is available on the Trust for the National Mall’s MonumentCam