Martha Washington served as the nation's first first lady and spent about half of the Revolutionary War at the front. She helped manage and run her husbands' estates. She raised her children, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews; and for almost 40 years she was George Washington's "worthy partner."
In honor of her 288th birthday, wish the former First Lady a happy birthday at her beloved home! Lady Washington will greet guests and pose for photos on the Mansion’s piazza,
Lady Washington will attend two naturalization ceremonies in honor of her birthday: a ceremony for children at 11am and a ceremony for adults at 1:30pm.
Herstory: Women of Mount Vernon Tour
Learn about some of the incredible women who lived and worked here in George Washington's time as well as the women who came later to Mount Vernon and were instrumental in saving and preserving Washington's beloved home.
Offered: 12pm Saturday and Sunday
Who was Martha Washington?
Learn about Martha's fascinating life before she was the first First Lady.