Four Days of Events – Free Admission on Mondays February 15 and February 22

Presidents Day Weekend Celebration

February 18 and 19 (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

George Washington’s favorite breakfast was “hoecakes swimming in butter and honey.”  Join “General Washington” for a sample of hoecakes prepared by Mount Vernon staff  (while supplies last) from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.  Following the breakfast sampler, visitors can mingle with costumed characters from George Washington’s world from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. #PoseLikeThePrez and take an unforgettable photo with props in the Donald W. Reynolds Museum and Education lobby using the iconic Lansdowne portrait of Washington as a backdrop!

At 1:45 p.m. take part in Mount Vernon’s 18th-century dancing demonstration with costumed characters on the Bowling Green!  After the dancing ends, re-enactors gather with visitors to share selected stories with costumed characters at 2 p.m. Free birthday cake (while supplies last) is available to guests from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. with the “General.” Wreathlaying ceremonies take place at the tomb of George Washington takes place at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. This event is included in admission: adults, $20; children ages 6-11, $10; and children under 5 are admitted free.

 

Presidents Day Celebration

FREE Admission! February 20 (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

Celebrate the national observance of George Washington’s birthday by visiting his home and burial site FREE of charge on this day.  New this year: #PoseLikeThePrez and take an unforgettable photo with props in the Donald W. Reynolds Museum and Education lobby using the iconic Lansdowne portrait of Washington as a backdrop! The traditional wreathlaying ceremony at Washington’s Tomb takes place at 10 a.m. followed by patriotic music and military performances on the Bowling Green at 11:15 a.m.  Visitors can mingle with costumed characters from George Washington’s world from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. “General Washington” is on the grounds to greet visitors and receive birthday wishes all day.

Listen to a special musical tribute for the first president from 1 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. At 1:45 p.m. take part in Mount Vernon’s largest-ever 18th-century dancing demonstration with costumed characters on the Bowling Green!  Re-enactors gather with visitors to share selected stories with “George Washington” at 2 p.m. All day guests will be encouraged to create birthday greetings for George Washington which will be on display and shared with “General Washington.” A wreathlaying at the tomb of George Washington takes place at 3 p.m.

 

George Washingtonís 285th Birthday

FREE ADMISSION
February 22, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Visit Mount Vernon on George Washington’s actual birthday for special wreathlaying ceremonies throughout the day.