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

Admission tickets must be reserved online in advance.

Tickets will be released to Mount Vernon members on February 11 and to the general public on February 15. A limited number of tickets are available.

 

Add to Calendar 02/21/2022 09:00:00 02/21/2022 16:00:00 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 tickets must be reserved online in advance.

Tickets will be released to Mount Vernon members on February 11 and to the general public on February 15. A limited number of tickets are available.

 

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Cost

Free

February 21 (Presidents Day)

10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m

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

10:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Watch a public ceremony on the Bowling Green that features a tactical demonstration by the Commander-in-Chief’s Guard and a musical demonstration by The Old Guard Fife & Drum Corps.

This annual demonstration includes narration by a representative of The Old Guard.

1:00 p.m. - 1:30 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.

February 22

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Watch our Historic Trades team demonstrate how to make hoecakes (the General's favorite breakfast) on the 12-Acre Field.

11 a.m., 1 p.m.

Meet General Washington on the 12-Acre field to wish him well on his natal day.

Parking

Parking is free but lots may fill up early in the day. We recommend that you arrive early for the best parking availability or consider public transportation options.

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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