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Mount Vernon to continue the tradition of opening free to the public on February 15 and 22

Complimentary advanced tickets required to attend, available to the public starting February 12

Mount Vernon, Virginia -  George Washington’s Mount Vernon will continue its annual tradition of opening to the public for free on Washington’s Birthday Observed (Presidents’ Day - February 15th) as well as George Washington’s actual birthday, February 22nd.  Guests interested in coming that day will be required to reserve tickets in advance.  Tickets will be available for both days on the Mount Vernon website starting February 12th at 12 am.  Members to Mount Vernon may reserve a limited amount of tickets starting February 1st at 12 am.  Tickets can be reserved by visiting

Visitation capacity will be limited on both days and there will be no tickets available in-person.  Guests who reserve tickets in advance will be assigned an entry time and will only be let on the estate at the time on their ticket.  All guests will have to follow Mount Vernon’s COVID-19 safety protocols, face coverings are required, and when possible guests should remain 6 feet apart.

Visitors are invited to tour the grounds, gardens, and museum.  The 1st Virginia Regiment will be performing military demonstrations on the Bowling Green and General Washington will be on hand to inspect the troops.  There will be no mansion interior tours on either day due to COVID capacity restrictions but guest services staff and our historical character interpreters will be positioned throughout the estate.

The Presidential wreath-laying ceremony will not be available to the public in person but will be live-streamed on the Mount Vernon website, Facebook, and YouTube channel.

For guests who are unable to visit with us in person on Washington’s birthday, we invite you to join us for our virtual George Washington National Birthday Celebration online on February 22nd starting at 7 pm EST.  To RSVP visit

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