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George Washington’s Birthday Celebration

February 18, 2019 @ 9:00 am - February 22, 2019 @ 5:00 pm

Free
George Washington's Mount Vernon

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.

TIME EVENT LOCATION
10:00 am – 5:00 pm Book Signing: Jeff Finegan & Steven K. Smith Education Center
10:00 am Presidential Tribute Washington Tomb
10:30 am Official Observance Ceremony of George Washington’s Birthday & Special Military Demonstration Bowling Green
11:00 am – 2:00 pm Syrup Tastings Vaughan Lobby
12:00 pm Character Performances Bowling Green
1:00 pm Musical Salute to the First President Bowling Green
1:00 pm Character Performances Upper Garden
1:00 pm Meet Service Members from the USS George Washington Education Center
3:00 pm Tribute at the Tomb Washington Tomb

 

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.

Details

Start:
February 18, 2019 @ 9:00 am
End:
February 22, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://www.mountvernon.org/plan-your-visit/calendar/events/washingtons-birthday-celebration/

Venue

George Washington’s Mount Vernon
3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy
Mount Vernon, VA 22121 United States
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Phone:
703-780-2000
Website:
www.mountvernon.org

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