Our region is experiencing extreme heat. Please bring water bottles for your visit. For your comfort, water distribution stations and misting stations are located around the estate.

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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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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Dates

Cost

Free
Parking

Parking

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

On February 19, additional parking is available at Mount Vernon High School (8515 Old Mt Vernon Rd., Alexandria). Shuttles will run between these sites and George Washington’s estate.

Mon., Feb. 19: Presidents' Day

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, followed by a special military demonstration on the bowling green.

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Meet “Lady Washington” in the Interpretive Center.

1 p.m.

Music of the Revolution on the bowling green.

2:30 p.m.

Music of the Revolution on the bowling green.

3 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Meet “Lady Washington” in the Interpretive Center.

All Day

Thurs., Feb. 22

9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Watch Half Crown Bakehouse make hoecakes (the General's favorite breakfast) on the 12-acre Field.

Hoecakes will be available for purchase after the demonstration.

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.

2:30 p.m. 

United States Air Force Strings Concert in the Smith Auditorium.

Music of the Revolution on the bowling green.

All Day

  • Kids can create a birthday card for George Washington on the bowling green. (10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.)
  • Half Crown Bakehouse on the 12-acre field
  • Food Truck concessions on the 12-acre field (weather permitting)

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.

Learn More

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9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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