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Celebrate the first president of the United States at his beloved home. Admission is free for Presidents Day and George Washington’s birthday.

Admission

Admission tickets will be distributed on-site upon arrival; a limited number of tickets are available.

Mansion tours are timed. Mansion tour tickets will be distributed first come, first serve. Depending on the number of guests, there may be a 2-3 hour delay between your arrival and your Mansion tour time. Arrive early to receive the earliest tour times.

Add to Calendar 02/20/2023 09:00:00 02/20/2023 17:00:00 America/New_York Free Admission for George Washington's Birthday

Celebrate the first president of the United States at his beloved home. Admission is free for Presidents Day and George Washington’s birthday.

Admission

Admission tickets will be distributed on-site upon arrival; a limited number of tickets are available.

Mansion tours are timed. Mansion tour tickets will be distributed first come, first serve. Depending on the number of guests, there may be a 2-3 hour delay between your arrival and your Mansion tour time. Arrive early to receive the earliest tour times.

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Free
Parking

Parking

Parking at Mount Vernon is free but lots may fill up early in the day. 

On Monday, February 20, additional parking is available at the Good Shepherd Catholic Church (8710 Mount Vernon Highway, Alexandria) and Mount Vernon High School (8515 Old Mt Vernon Rd., Alexandria). Shuttles will run between these sites and George Washington’s estate.

February 20

10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Kids are welcome to create a birthday card for George Washington on the Bowling Green.

10 a.m.

The official presidential wreath-laying ceremony at George Washington’s Tomb

10:30 a.m.

Official Observance Ceremony of George Washington’s Birthday on the Bowling Green

  • Tactical demonstration by the Commander-in-Chief’s Guard
  • Musical demonstration by The Old Guard Fife & Drum Corps 

1 p.m.

A second musical demonstration by The Old Guard Fife & Drum Corps on the Bowling Green

This encore performance allows us to remember the first public celebration of Washington’s birthday in 1778 at Valley Forge when the Commander-in-Chief’s Guard surprised General Washington with a special musical performance.

2:30 p.m. 

Music of the Revolution on the Bowling Green

All Day

February 22

9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Watch Half Crown Bakehouse demonstrate how to make hoecakes (the General's favorite breakfast), with the General on the 12-Acre Field.

10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Kids are welcome to create a birthday card for George Washington on the Bowling Green.

10:30 a.m. 

Music of the Revolution on the Bowling Green

11 a.m.

Celebrate candidates from across the world as they become U.S. citizens during the Naturalization Ceremony in the Ford Orientation Center’s Smith Theater.

1:30 p.m.

Celebrate Washington’s birthday with a free sample of cake in the Vaughan Lobby. While supplies last.

2:00 p.m.

Character performance with General Washington in the Smith Auditorium

2:30 p.m. 

United States Air Force Strings Concert in Smith Auditorium

2:30 p.m. 

Music of the Revolution on the Bowling Green

3:00 p.m. 

A game of Bowles with The General on the Bowling Green.

All Day

Presidents Day Buffet

Join us at the Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant for a special Presidents Day buffet, Feb. 21 (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.) and Feb. 22. (11 a.m. to 8 p.m.)

$25 per person (tax and gratuity not included.)

Walk-ins only; reservations not accepted.

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Face Coverings

Face Coverings

Face masks are recommended indoors for all persons, vaccinated or unvaccinated.

Face masks are required for all unvaccinated guests.

Attend George Washington's Virtual Birthday Party

Can't make it to the estate? Join us for an online event to celebrate George Washington's birthday on February 22.

This nationwide celebration features performances and stories from actors, musicians, and historians.

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9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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