Washington’s Birthday Celebrated By Mount Vernon With Free Admission

George Washington’s 288th birthday will be celebrated by Mount Vernon with free admission to the estate Monday, February 17 and Saturday, February 2.

According to Alexandria Living Magazine, “Here’s a look at the planned celebration on Feb. 17:

All day: Experience the Revolutionary War in 4-D with Mount Vernon’s new revamped theater and step into Washington’s shoes in the new interactive “Be Washington” theater.

10  – 10:30 a.m: Presidential wreathlaying ceremony at Washington’s Tomb.

10 a.m. – 3 p.m: Tour the Washington Library during its annual open house.

10:30 – 11 a.m:  Official Observance of Washington’s Birthday on the east lawn.

11:15 a.m.: A tactical and musical demonstration by the Old Guard Fife & Drum Corps and the Commander‐in‐Chief’s Guard on the Bowling Green.

1 – 1:30 p.m: Musical demonstration by the Old Guard Fife & Drum Corps.

1 – 3 p.m: Meet re-enactors from Washington’s world as they share personal stories about the first president.

3  – 3:30 p.m: Wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb.

Here’s the schedule for Saturday, Feb. 22 (9 a.m. – 4 p.m.): Free admission

All-day: Experience the Revolutionary War in 4-D with Mount Vernon’s new revamped theater and step into Washington’s shoes in the new interactive “Be Washington” theater.

10 a.m. – Noon: General Washington greets his guests in the historic area.11 a.m. – 11:30 a.m: Punch & Judy Puppet Show.

11:30 a.m. – Noon: Behind-the-Scenes of the Punch & Judy Puppet Show.12 p.m. – 12:30 p.m: Punch & Judy Puppet Show.

1 – 1:45 p.m: Select readings and performance from Washington’s Favorite Play, Cato.

2 p.m: Birthday Cake with General Washington! Enjoy a free piece of birthday cake, while supplies last.

2:30 p.m: The United States Air Force Strings perform in Robert H. Smith Auditorium.

George Washington’s Mount Vernon is located at the southern end of the George Washington Memorial Parkway.”

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