Celebrate the very first president of the United States on the most exciting weekend of the year! Honor President George Washington on Presidents Day by attending Mount Vernon's events for FREE on February 15!

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Celebrate the very first president of the United States on the most exciting weekend of the year! Honor President George Washington on Presidents Day by attending Mount Vernon's events for FREE on February 15!

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Feb. 15: Free

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Saturday & Sunday, February 13-14, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

9 a.m.–12 p.m. “Breakfast with George Washington” 
Foodways demonstration, music, and tasty hoecake samples offered (while supplies last).
Vaughan Lobby
10 a.m.-1 p.m. Share your birthday greetings with the "General" Ford Orientation Center and Donald W. Reynolds Museum & Education Center Lobbies
 11 a.m.–1 p.m. “As I Know Him” 
Costumed characters share stories about Washington and encourage guests to submit their tales.
Interpretive Center and Greenhouse
 11 a.m.–2 p.m. Create your own George Washington birthday card  Vaughan Lobby
12 p.m.-12:30 p.m. Wreathlaying ceremony 
Pay your respects to the Father of our Country at his final resting place.
New Tomb
 2 p.m.–2:30 p.m. “General Washington, We Honor You”
"General Washington" speaks to his well-wishers. Selections of guest-submitted stories will be read aloud. 
Robert H. & Clarice Smith Auditorium
 3 p.m.–4 p.m. "Once Upon a Time" storytelling
Children are invited to hear stories about our nation's first president.
Hands-on-History Center
 3 p.m.–4 p.m. Celebrate with birthday cake for "General Washington" 
Enjoy delicious birthday cake and meet the first First Family.
Vaughan Lobby
ALL DAY George Washington's swords on display Donald W. Reynolds Museum and Education Center
ALL DAY #PoseLikeThePrez
Pose like George Washington as president using the iconic Lansdowne portrait of Washington.
 

 Monday, February 15 - Free Admission! 10 a.m.- 3 p.m.

 10 a.m.–10:30 a.m. Presidential wreathlaying at the Tomb of George Washington
A wreath from the 44th president of the United States is placed at the Tomb.
New Tomb
 11 a.m.–1 p.m. “As I Know Him” 
Costumed characters share stories about Washington and encourage guests to submit their tales.
Robert H. & Clarice Smith Auditorium and Greenhouse
11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Wildwood Hickory Syrup tasting Vaughan Lobby
1 p.m.-3:30 p.m. Book signing
Tom Allen, author of 'George Washington, Spymaster'
Vaughan Lobby
2 p.m.–2:30 p.m. “General Washington, We Honor You” 
"General Washington" speaks to his well-wishers. Selections of guest-submitted stories will be read aloud. 
Robert H. & Clarice Smith Auditorium
2:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Book signing
Susan Schoelwer, author of 'The General in the Garden'
Vaughan Lobby
ALL DAY George Washington's swords on display Donald W. Reynolds Museum and Education Center
ALL DAY #PoseLikeThePrez
Pose like George Washington as president using the iconic Lansdowne portrait of Washington.
Donald W. Reynolds Education Center
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