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 admission tickets are available.

Mansion Tours

Timed tickets for Mansion tours will be distributed on-site upon arrival; limited quantities of Mansion tours are available. 

Add to Calendar 02/20/2023 08:00:00 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 admission tickets are available.

Mansion Tours

Timed tickets for Mansion tours will be distributed on-site upon arrival; limited quantities of Mansion tours are available. 

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Dates

Cost

Free

February 20

8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

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

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 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Watch our Historic Trades team demonstrate how to make hoecakes (the General's favorite breakfast) 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.

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.

10 a.m., 12:30 p.m.

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

2:30 p.m.

Join General Washington and Tobias Lear in the Smith Auditorium (just opposite of the Food Court) as they read some excerpts from Cato, Washington’s favorite play, and reminisce.

The Shops at Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon Members receive an extra 10% discount at our gift shop on February 22, for a total of 20% off.

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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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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