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."