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George Washington’s Birthday Celebration

February 17 @ 9:00 am - February 19 @ 4:00 pm

George Washington's Mount Vernon

Celebrate the very first president of the United States on the most exciting weekend of the year!

Saturday and Sunday, February 17-18, 9am-4pm

Wish the General a happy birthday while enjoying hoecakes made over the open fire. #PoseLikeThePrez in the Education Center Lobby, observe wreathlayings at the Tomb, and watch dancing demonstrations on the bowling green.

Across the estate, listen to members of the Washington family recount stories about the General and visit with George and Martha Washington in the Interpretive Center.

Monday, February 19, 9am-5pm – Free Admission

Witness a presidential tribute featuring honored guests and a wreathlaying at the Washington’s Tomb. Listen to George Washington and esteemed speakers during the Official Observance Ceremony of George Washington’s Birthday on the east lawn. Watch Continental soldiers 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.

Throughout the day, #PoseLikeThePrez in the Education Center Lobby and enjoy character performances around the estate. Visit the Washington Library for the rare opportunity to tour the reading room and examine replica documents. Learn about the Library’s collections and programming from its staff.

In the Vaughan Lobby, sample Falling Bark Farm’s Shagbark Hickory syrup from 11am to 2pm and greet author Jeff Finegan who will sign books from his series, I Knew George Washington, from 10am to 4pm.

Thursday, February 22, 9am-4pm – Free Admission

Celebrate with General Washington in honor of his 286th birthday! Enjoy birthday cake, a patriotic concert, and observe a moving ceremony honoring new citizens.

Schedule subject to change.

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