The Regent and the Vice Regents of the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association are delighted to welcome the entire country to join us as we celebrate George Washington's 290th birthday with a virtual birthday party!

Proceeds from this event support the restoration and preservation of George Washington's beloved home, Mount Vernon.

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George Washington's Virtual Birthday Party

Patriots from across the country will gather in the comfort of their own homes to salute George Washington: A Man of Firsts, with an online program featuring stories from preeminent historians such as Joe Ellis and Nathaniel Philbrick discussing why Washington matters today.

Tune in for an exclusive preview of Mount Vernon's newest exhibition, enjoy a classical music concert on the piazza, and spectacular firework show over the Potomac. A highlight of the celebration includes a birthday toast delivered to General Washington.

Sponsor Washington’s Birthday Celebration

We invite you to sponsor this patriotic celebration of George Washington's birthday. As a sponsor, you will receive national recognition as a partner in education, historic preservation, and advancing our first president's legacy. Your sponsorship provides much-needed funds for George Washington's Mount Vernon. Let us collectively do our part to ensure that Mount Vernon endures for future generations. Mount Vernon is not a government-funded park or agency. Instead, we rely on the generosity of patriots like you for every dollar needed to save George Washington's historic estate.

As an IRS 50l(c)(3) tax exempt entity (#54-0564701), Mount Vernon is not a government-funded historic site, so we truly depend upon the generosity of patriotic individuals and institutions to reach our preservation and education goals.

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George Washington Birthday Auction

Celebrate the General’s 290th birthday by participating in an exclusive online auction featuring some truly unforgettable opportunities and experiences.

Funds raised help support the restoration of the Mansion. Bidding is simple and easy, with automatic updates so you won’t get outbid. The auction will go live on February 16th and end on February 22 at 10 p.m.

Interested in donating an item to support this initiative? Contact khershorin@mountvernon.org.

A Long-Standing Tradition

Since the Revolutionary War, people have celebrated George Washington's birthday with parades, performances, and dances. Historic celebrations range from the reading of Washington's Farewell Address in Congress going back to 1862, to past presidents and dignitaries honoring our nation's first president and commander in chief at his beloved home, Mount Vernon.

Today, the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association continues the tradition of celebrating George Washington's birthday with a series of events including opening to the public for free, hosting the annual Birthnight Supper & Ball, and celebrating with an online national birthday party.

Mount Vernon Thanks Our Event Sponsors

Lead Sponsor

Daughters of the American Revolution

Platinum

Burke and Herbert Bank
Fireline Corporation
Five Guys / Matt and LeeAnne Murrell
Julia Gluck
Scott and Lynn Molitor
Perfecta

Gold

John and Stavroula Alachnowicz
Anonymous
Averkamp Murtha Family
Cricket Bauer and Tim Messman
Farmers Insurance
Robert and Mimie Helm
Historic Hotels of America
Leading Builders of America
Ourisman Automotive of Virginia
Jim and Jo Carol Porter
TTR Sotheby's International Realty and The Patterson Group
Vulcan Materials Company

Silver 

The Goodhart Group
National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution

Alden and Amy Philbrick
Ed and Lori Ryan
Joseph and Ann Somerset
Jack and Pat Veatch

Bronze

Barbara Bryant
Matt and Audra Gannon
Mary and David Giachetti
John and Ruth Huber
Holliday Hurd and Gus Polichron
Barry and Tracy Hutchison
John Kerby and Theresa Thompson
Timothy Lex
Shane and Nicole McCullar
Paul and Janis Mikolashek
Margaret H. and David E. Nichols
Anne and Peter Rogers
Susan M. and P. Coleman Townsend, Jr.
George and Patti White

Patron

Jonathan and Mary Biegel
Daniel K. Chandler and Neysa M. Slater-Chandler
Jeanne M. Defliese and CAPT James D. Huck, USN (Ret)
Eric and Danae Delman
Stephen Fahy and Marjorie Roddy
Mickey Fenyk-King and Mitch King
Hallmark Iron Works, Inc. / Charles and Wendy Mercer
BG (ret) and Mrs. Lynn C. Hooper
Frank F. Islam and Debbie Driesman
Louis Jerome
Scott and Gayla Keller
Aris and Gibson McMahon
Wanda and Roger Monthey
Michael and Magda Patrick
Terry and Faith Sincich
Sons of the Revolution in the Commonwealth of Virginia
Elizabeth McKinney Society
The National Society of Washington Family Descendants

George Washington's National Birthday Celebration

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