Celebrate the General’s 291st birthday by participating in an exclusive online auction featuring exciting getaways, behind-the-scenes tours, rare art and antiques, Washington memorabilia, and much more.

Auction proceeds provide much-needed funds for George Washington’s Mount Vernon. The auction ends February 22 at 10 p.m ET.

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National Birthday Celebration


Patriots from across the country will gathered in the comfort of their own homes to salute George Washington: A Man of Firsts, with an online program featuring:

  • historians Joseph J. Ellis and Nathaniel Philbrick discussing why Washington matters today
  • the first look at the film for our museum exhibition Mount Vernon: American Icon
  • an excerpt from a classical music concert on the piazza
  • a spectacular fireworks show over the Potomac
  • a birthday toast delivered to General Washington

View the event program to learn more about the show!

National Birthday Celebration

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:

  • historians Joseph J. Ellis and Nathaniel Philbrick discussing why Washington matters today
  • the first look at the film for our museum exhibition Mount Vernon: American Icon
  • an excerpt from a classical music concert on the piazza
  • a spectacular fireworks show over the Potomac
  • a birthday toast delivered to General Washington
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Viewers From Across the Country will be Watching to Celebrate Washington’s Birthday

Viewers From Across the Country will be Watching to Celebrate Washington’s Birthday

George Washington Birthday Auction

Feb. 13-22

The auction features exciting getaways, behind-the-scenes tours, rare art and antiques, Washington memorabilia, and much more.

Auction proceeds provide much-needed funds for George Washington’s Mount Vernon.

Bidding is simple and easy, with automatic updates so you can monitor your bids.

The auction will begin Sunday, February 13, and end on Tuesday, February 22 at 10 p.m.

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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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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

This event is presented by The Regent and the Vice Regents of the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association.

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Special Thanks to Rachael Glaws, Principal + Creative Director, RGI Events for Stage Design!

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George Washington's National Birthday Celebration

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