George Washington’s 282nd Birthday Celebration in Alexandria

 

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What better way to celebrate Presidents’ Day Weekend than with a birthday party for our first president?

George Washington’s favorite breakfast was “hoecakes swimming in butter and honey.” Join “General Washington” for a sample of this meal (while supplies last) from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. After, you can interact with costumed characters, watch an 18th-century dancing demonstration, listen to stories and visit Washington’s burial site on Monday. The Masonic apron Marquis de Lafayette gave Washington in 1784 will be on view Feb. 14 through Feb. 17.

George Washington’s birthday celebration will be held on Saturday and Sunday, February 15-16, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., as well as on Monday, February 17, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $18 for adults, $9 for ages 6-11, and free to ages 5 and under.

Admission is free for all on Monday, February 17.

George Washington and his wife, Martha, lived at Mount Vernon for Mount Vernon for more than 40 years, and the site is now the most popular historic estate in America. Situated along the Potomac River in Northern Virginia, Mount Vernon is just 16 miles south of Washington, D.C., at 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Alexandria.

 

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