Four Days of Events Plus Free Admission on Monday, February 20 and Wednesday, February 22

Presidents Day Weekend Celebration
February 18 and 19 (Sat and Sun, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

George Washington’s favorite breakfast was “hoecakes swimming in butter and honey.”  Join “General Washington” for a sample of hoecakes prepared by Mount Vernon staff  (while supplies last) from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Following the breakfast sampler, visitors can mingle with costumed characters from George Washington’s world from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Take an unforgettable photo with props and #PoseLikeThePrez in the Donald W. Reynolds Museum and Education lobby using the iconic Lansdowne portrait of Washington as a backdrop!

At 1:45 p.m. take part in Mount Vernon’s largest-ever 18th-century dancing demonstration with costumed characters on the Bowling Green!  After the dancing ends, re-enactors gather with visitors to share selected stories with “George Washington” at 2 p.m. All weekend guests will be encouraged to create birthday greetings for George Washington which will be shared with “General Washington.” Free birthday cake (while supplies last) is available to guests from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. with the “General.” Wreathlaying ceremonies take place at the tomb of George Washington takes place at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. This event is included in admission: adults, $20; children ages 6-11, $10; and children under 5 are admitted free.

Presidents Day Celebration – FREE Admission!
February 20 (Mon, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

Celebrate the national observance of George Washington’s Birthday by visiting his home and burial site FREE of charge on this day.  Take an unforgettable photo with props and #PoseLikeThePrez in the Donald W. Reynolds Museum and Education lobby using the iconic Lansdowne portrait of Washington as a backdrop! The traditional wreathlaying ceremony at Washington's Tomb takes place at 10 a.m. followed by patriotic music and military performances on the Bowling Green at 11:15 a.m.  Visitors can mingle with costumed characters from George Washington’s world from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. “General Washington” is on the grounds to greet visitors and receive birthday wishes all day. 

Listen to a special musical tribute for the first president from 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. At 1:45 p.m. take part in Mount Vernon’s largest-ever 18th-century dancing demonstration with costumed characters on the Bowling Green!  Re-enactors gather with visitors to share selected stories with “George Washington” at 2 p.m. All day guests will be encouraged to create birthday greetings for George Washington which will be on display and shared with “General Washington.” A wreathlaying at the tomb of George Washington takes place at 3 p.m.

George Washington’s 285th Birthday – FREE ADMISSION
February 22, (Weds, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

Visit Mount Vernon on George Washington's actual birthday for special wreathlaying ceremonies throughout the day. Create a special birthday card for George Washington.  Join “General Washington” for birthday cake at 3 p.m.!

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