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George Washington’s Birthday Celebration

Date(s):

Monday, February 17, 2020 9:00 am  - 5:00 pm

Overview:

Celebrate with General Washington in honor of his birthday! Admission to Mount Vernon is FREE!

Witness a presidential tribute and a wreathlaying at the Washington's Tomb with Major General Jones, Commanding General of the U.S. Army Military District of Washington. 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.

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. 

Schedule of events.

Location:

Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens
3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy
Mt Vernon, VA 22121
(703) 780-2000

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