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Celebrate the very first president of the United States on the most exciting days of the year!
Monday, February 18, 9am-4pm – Free Admission
Witness a presidential tribute featuring honored guests and a wreathlaying at the Washington’s Tomb. During the Official Observance Ceremony of George Washington’s Birthday, listen to remarks given by esteemed speakers and the Old Guard provide a gun salute to the first president.
Watch Continental soldiers of the Commander-in-Chief’s Guard conduct a marching drill, fire their guns, and charge at their enemy in an exciting military demonstration on the bowling green. After the smoke clears, listen to the Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps play patriotic music.
Listen to the Washington family share stories about past celebrations of the General’s birthday, including the first public celebration and the gathering during the winter encampment at Valley Forge.
All day long, pose like George Washington in front of our life-sized version of Gilbert Stuart’s Lansdowne painting in the Education Center Lobby.
Thursday, February 22, 9am-4pm – Free Admission
Visit Mount Vernon on George Washington’s birthday for FREE! Throughout the day, kids may create a birthday card for George Washington in the Hands-on-History Center. Take a selfie while posing like George Washington in the Education Center Lobby. General Washington greets his guests in the historic area from 10am-2pm, and the Sons of Liberty provide birthday music in the Ford Orientation Center throughout the afternoon.
Observe a moving naturalization ceremony at 1pm in the Robert H. and Clarice Smith Theater and savor a piece of birthday cake in the Vaughan Lobby at 2pm (while supplies last). The Air Force Strings performs in the Smith Auditorium at 2:30pm.
Schedule subject to change.
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A PHOTOGRAPHIC BREAK TO BRIGHTEN YOUR DAYPhoto by Edina Bozgon of Ricketts Glen State Park Waterfall submitted to an EMVB Photo Contest.Stay safe by enjoying the region's natural beauty from the screen of your device. Allow beautiful pictures to be your window during this time. Let the photo transport you for a brief moment of beauty in your day. ...
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One of our travel writers, Karen Dawkins from "Family Travels on a Budget" has a list of "Fun Things to Do When Stuck in a Hotel". As we collectively go through this pandemic and are spending time in "necessary togetherness", perhaps some of the ideas in the piece are workable ways to make the most of this time for you and yours! . Our travel industry has always been a resilient one. With the family gathered you can also spend some time learning about the various MATPRA destinations and sharing lessons on Mid-Atlantic geography with your kids. Go through our member list and take a look at our various destinations, our histories and learn about the various natural wonders when this passes. www.matpra.orgFor right now, stay safe and stay smart. We're all in this together! familytravelsonabudget.com/travel-tips/20-fun-things-to-do/ ...
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