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Washington’s Birthday Celebration at Mount Vernon

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

Date(s):

Monday, February 18, 2019 9:00 am

Overview:

Witness a presidential tribute featuring honored guests and a wreathlaying at the Washington's Tomb. 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. The Old Guard concludes the ceremony with a gun salute to the first president.

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. Complete schedule.

Location:

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

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