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.”