Mount Vernon Celebrates George Washington’s 288th Birthday

Free Admission to Mount Vernon on Monday, February 17, and Saturday, February 22. Visit the estate of our first President, George Washington.

Alexandria, Va – Enjoy the celebration of George Washington‘s, our first President, birthday on February 19 and 22 at his Mt. Vernon Estate.

George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate (Courtesy photo)

Monday, February 19 (9 a.m. – 5 p.m.): FREE ADMISSION

  • ALL DAY: Experience the Revolutionary War in 4-D with Mount Vernon’s new revamped theater and step into Washington’s shoes in the new interactive “Be Washington” theater.
    10 a.m. – 10:30 a.m: Presidential wreathlaying ceremony at Washington’s Tomb.
    10 a.m. – 3 p.m: Tour the Washington Library during its annual open house.
  • 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m:  “Official Observance of Washington’s Birthday” on the east lawn.
  • 11:15 a.m.: A tactical and musical demonstration by the Old Guard Fife & Drum Corps and the Commander‐in‐Chief’s Guard on the Bowling Green.
  • 1 p.m. – 1:30 p.m: Musical demonstration by the Old Guard Fife & Drum Corps.
  • 1 p.m. – 3 p.m: Meet re-enactors from Washington’s world as they share personal stories about the first president.
  • 3 p.m. – 3:30 p.m: Wreathlaying ceremonyat the Tomb.

Saturday, February 22 (9 a.m. – 4 p.m.): FREE ADMISSION

 ALL DAY: Experience the Revolutionary War in  4-D with Mount Vernon’s new revamped theater and step into Washington’s shoes in the new interactive “Be Washington” theater.

  • 10 a.m. – 12 p.m: General Washington greets his guests in the historic area.
    11 a.m. – 11:30 a.m: Punch & Judy Puppet Show.
  • 11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m: Behind-the-Scenes of the Punch & Judy Puppet Show.
    12 p.m. – 12:30 p.m: Punch & Judy Puppet Show.
  • 1 p.m. – 1:45 p.m: Select readings and performance from Washington’s favorite play, Cato.
  • 2 p.m: Birthday Cake with General Washington! Enjoy a free piece of birthday cake, while supplies last.
    2:30 p.m: United States Air Force Strings perform in Robert H. Smith Auditorium.

 

  • George Washington’s Mount Vernon
  • Southern end of the George Washington Memorial Parkway
  • Just 16 miles south of Washington, D.C.

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