Celebrate the first president of the United States on the most exciting weekend of the year! Free admission on February 19!

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Add to Calendar 02/17/2018 02/19/2018 America/Rio_Branco Washington's Birthday Celebration

Celebrate the first president of the United States on the most exciting weekend of the year! Free admission on February 19!

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On February 19, timed tickets for Mansion tours will be distributed upon entry.

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Included with general admission; February 19: FREE

Saturday and Sunday, February 17-18

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 create a birthday card for our nation's first president throughout the weekend.

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. Watch dancing demonstrations on the bowling green before enjoying birthday cake with the General (while supplies last).

Monday, February 19 - 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 make a birthday card for George Washington. Enjoy character performances around the estate before sharing birthday cake with General Washington on the bowling green (while supplies last). Admission is FREE!

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.

Schedule subject to change.

The Celebration Continues

Celebrate the actual birthday of George Washington for FREE on February 22!

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