Join in the revelry as our country celebrates Washington's 289th birthday with a virtual birthday party!

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Monday, January 4, 2021

George Washington's Birthday Party

Gather in the comfort of your own home to salute General Washington with an online program featuring performances and stories from actors, musicians, and historians.

A highlight of the celebration includes a birthday toast delivered to General Washington.

Proceeds from this event will support the restoration and preservation of George Washington's beloved home, Mount Vernon. Mount Vernon is not a government-funded park or agency. Instead, we rely on the generosity of friends like you for every dollar needed to save George Washington's historic estate.

A Long-Standing Tradition

Since the Revolutionary War, people have celebrated George Washington’s birthday with parades, performances, and dances.

In 1947 the Mount Vernon Citizens’ Association was formed for the single purpose of holding a birthnight “supper and ball” in recognition and celebration of George Washington’s Birthday. Next year will mark the 74th anniversary of the Birthnight Ball and Supper, a tradition that over the years has brought us together, raised funds, and increased awareness of this most important day.

In an effort to keep our community safe, there will not be an in-person Birthnight Supper & Ball in 2021.

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 the legacy of our first president.

Your sponsorship provides much-needed funds for George Washington’s Mount Vernon as we 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.

Sponsor the Event

A few of the ways your sponsorship will make an impact:

  • $25,000 supports an onsite three-day educational program, the planting of a garden, or the restoration of a portion of a historic building.
  • $10,000 funds a month-long research fellow, the conservation of a collections item, or the weekly cleaning of the Mansion.
  • $5,000 funds a teacher scholarship, the development of a new virtual program for students, or the feeding of the livestock for a month.
  • $2,500 supports the preservation of one square foot of the Mansion exterior, the weekly cost of securing the Estate, or the daily cost of cleaning the Museum and Education Center.  
  • $1,500 funds a new virtual public program, face masks for our history interpreters, or the supplies for the blacksmith.
  • $750 funds the colonial outfits for a character interpreter, a virtual field trip for a school, or the digitization of original manuscripts.
Make an Impact

George Washington Birthday Auction

Celebrate the General’s 289th 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

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