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George Washington’s Birthday Celebration

February 21, 2022 - February 22, 2022

George Washington's Mount Vernon

Celebrate the first president of the United States at his beloved home in Fairfax County, Virginia. Admission is free for Presidents Day and George Washington’s birthday.

Admission tickets must be reserved online in advance.

Timed tickets for Mansion tours will be distributed on-site upon arrival; limited quantities of Mansion tours are available.

February 21 (Presidents Day)

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m

The official presidential wreath-laying ceremony at George Washington’s Tomb

10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Watch a public ceremony on the Bowling Green that features a tactical demonstration by the Commander-in-Chief’s Guard and a musical demonstration by The Old Guard Fife & Drum Corps.

This annual demonstration includes narration by a representative of The Old Guard.

1:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

A second musical demonstration by The Old Guard Fife & Drum Corps on the Bowling Green.

This encore performance allows us to remember the first public celebration of Washington’s birthday in 1778 at Valley Forge when the Commander-in-Chief’s Guard surprised General Washington with a special musical performance.

February 22

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Watch our Historic Trades team demonstrate how to make hoecakes (the General’s favorite breakfast) on the 12-Acre Field.

11 a.m., 1 p.m.

Meet General Washington on the 12-Acre field to wish him well on his natal day.

7 p.m.

Join us as we celebrate George Washington’s 290th birthday with a virtual birthday party on Feb. 22!

Patriots from across the country will gather in the comfort of their own homes to salute George Washington: A Man of Firsts, with an online program featuring:

  • historians Joseph J. Ellis and Nathaniel Philbrick discussing why Washington matters today
  • the first look at the film for our museum exhibition Mount Vernon: American Icon
  • an excerpt from a classical music concert on the piazza
  • a spectacular fireworks show over the Potomac
  • a birthday toast delivered to General Washington

Register for the virtual celebration here.

Presidents Day Buffet

Join us at the Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant for a special Presidents Day buffet, Feb. 21 (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.) and Feb. 22. (11 a.m. to 8 p.m.)

$25 per person (tax and gratuity not included.)

Walk-ins only; reservations not accepted.


February 21, 2022
February 22, 2022
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George Washington’s Mount Vernon
3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy
Mount Vernon, VA 22121 United States
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