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Washington's Birthday Celebration
From: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Celebrate the first president of the United States on the most exciting day of the year!
Witness a presidential tribute and a wreathlaying at the Washington's Tomb with Major General Jones, Commanding General of the U.S. Army Military District of Washington. During the Official Observance Ceremony of George Washington's Birthday, listen to special remarks given by Doug Bradburn, president & CEO of Mount Vernon.
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.
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.