Visit Mount Vernon on George Washington's birthday for FREE! Partake in special wreathlaying ceremonies throughout the day and watch as newly naturalized Americans take the oath of citizenship.

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Visit Mount Vernon on George Washington's birthday for FREE! Partake in special wreathlaying ceremonies throughout the day and watch as newly naturalized Americans take the oath of citizenship.

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Special Programming

10 a.m.–
2 p.m.
Meet "General Washington" 
Wish "George Washington" a happy 284th birthday.
Historic Area
11 a.m.–
12 p.m.
Special children's crafts 
Children ages 5-10 can create their own birthday card for George Washington.
Hands-on-History Center
11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Wildwood Hickory Syrup tasting Vaughan Lobby
11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Book signing
Jeff Finegan, author of 'Tis Well: The Life and Death of George Washington & Colonel Washington and Me'
Vaughan Lobby
11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Book signing
Tom Allen, author of 'George Washington, Spymaster'
Vaughan Lobby
12 p.m. Wreathlaying ceremony 
Pay your respects to the Father of our Country at his final resting place.
New Tomb
1 p.m. Naturalization ceremony 
Celebrate with America's newest citizens during a moving ceremony in their honor.
Robert H. and Clarice Smith Auditorium
2 p.m. Birthday Cake with General Washington
Enjoy a free piece of birthday cake, while supplies last.
 Vaughan Lobby
2:30 p.m. Air Force Strings performance Robert H. and Clarice Smith Auditorium
3 p.m. "Once Upon a Time" storytelling
Children are invited to hear stories about our nation's first president.
Hands-on-History Center
ALL DAY #PoseLikeThePrez
Pose like George Washington as president using the iconic Lansdowne portrait of Washington.
Donald W. Reynolds Education Center
ALL DAY Sneak peek of the Nelly Custis bedchamber, which is currently being restored Mansion
ALL DAY George Washington's swords on display  Donald W. Reynolds Museum and Education Center
ALL DAY Pop-up Library kiosk Donald W. Reynolds Museum and Education Center
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