Mount Vernon is hosting the birthday party of the year on Monday, February 17.
Mount Vernon will come to life on Monday, February 17, for a celebration of George Washington's birthday. Situated on the shores of the Potomac River, just south of Alexandria, Mount Vernon has a long list of activities planned for the day. The day's festivities will begin at 9 a.m. and continue until 5 p.m., and admission is free for all.
One of the events likely to take center stage will be the attendance of the U.S. Army's 3rd Infantry, The Old Guard. They'll be dressed in traditional military garments from the dawn of the Union, with historically replicated munitions. The stunning spectacular will take place on the Bowling Green, the central lawn.
Those who have a bit of a sweet tooth can head to Vaughan Lobby, near the food court. Throughout most of the day, there will be maple syrup tastings in honor of George Washington's most favorite sugary sweet.
There will be several book signings taking place in the Vaughan Lobby, as well. Jeff Finnegan, author of the I Knew George Washington series, and Patrick K. O'Donnell, author of Washington's Immortals: The Untold Story of an Elite Regiment Who Changed the Course of the Revolution, will be signing their books and maybe even answering a question or two from curious minds.
To liven the air, there will be several musical performances showcasing the drum and the fife, the true call to revolution in the age of Washington.
All day long, Mount Vernon's personal food truck "Executive Orders" will be making a wide variety of sandwiches, snacks, and sweet treats. So as you bounce from activity to activity, you can be sure to refuel your energy!
This, and plenty more, will take place at George Washington's Mount Vernon on February 17. What a spectacular Presidents' Day it will be, right? You can learn more about the day's festivities and plan out your perfect day at Mount Vernon on their website.