Celebrate the first president of the United States on the most exciting day of the year! Admission is free!

Add to Calendar 02/18/2019 12/31/1969 America/Rio_Branco Washington's Birthday Celebration

Celebrate the first president of the United States on the most exciting day of the year! Admission is free!

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On February 18, timed tickets for Mansion tours will be distributed upon entry.

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Witness a presidential tribute featuring honored guests and a wreathlaying at the Washington's Tomb. Listen to remarks given by esteemed speakers during the Official Observance Ceremony of George Washington's Birthday. The Old Guard concludes the ceremony with a gun salute to the first president.

Watch Continental soldiers of the Commander-in-Chief's Guard conduct a marching drill, fire their guns, and charge at their enemy in an exciting military demonstration on the bowling green. After the smoke clears, listen to the Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps play patriotic music.

Celebrate with Mount Vernon's costumed characters on the bowling green with dancing and huzzahs! Listen to the Washington family share stories about past celebrations of the General's birthday, including the first public celebration and the gathering during the winter encampment at Valley Forge.

All day long, pose like George Washington in front of our life-sized version of Gilbert Stuart's Lansdowne painting in the Education Center Lobby. 

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The Celebration Continues

Celebrate the actual birthday of George Washington for FREE on February 22!

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