We're celebrating George Washington's Birthday with FREE general admission on the 20th and 22nd, as well as fun events, including breakfast with George Washington, character performances, dancing demonstrations... and of course, birthday cake!

Washington’s Birthday Weekend

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Having fun on the estate celebrating George Washington's 285th birthday! The celebration continues the 19th, 20th, and 22nd. Come see for yourself.

George Washington's Mount Vernon

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#QuickTrivia! In which year did the United States make Washington's Feb. 22nd Birthday a federal holiday?
#OTD Congress approves the admission of Vermont to the Union, 1791. Image c/o Library of Congress.
Happy 285th Birthday to George Washington! Come join the celebration at Mount Vernon- we'll be having fun events all weekend long. Don't forget- the 20th and 22nd will feature free general admission.

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Will you #PoseLikeThePrez at Mount Vernon this weekend in honor of George Washington's birthday? Share you photos with #PoseLikeThePrez.

Pose Like the Prez

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How did George Washington poll public opinion before polls? Without modern contrivances, like public opinion polls, public opinion was a rather nebulous thing.

To figure out what the public thought, politicians and their friends had to resort to rather indirect methods. For example, politicians and their friends sat in taverns to hear what people were discussing, knocked on farmhouse doors to...
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Polling Public Opinion, Before Polls

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#TBT to Feb. 22, 1932, when President Hoover visited Mount Vernon in honor of George Washington's Birthday.
Bring your favorite doll for a special youth tour of the estate! Enjoy a special kid's-eye tour of Mount Vernon and get a lesson in early American history with your favorite doll. This special program includes refreshments with Lady Washington and Nelly Custis a special colonial craft.

$35 for youth; $25 for adults

Please Note: Member Presale for 4/8 event: 2/27/2017 - 3/3/2017; Public Sale:...
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The Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant and Port City Brewing Company will be hosting a night of beer and fun! The Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant's knowledgeable staff crafted a three-course menu paired with Port City's beer for your enjoyment.

Mount Vernon Inn & Port City Brewing Company Beer Dinner

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This upcoming weekend, celebrate George Washington's 285th Birthday with a host of fun activities on the estate! The 20th and 22nd will also feature free general admission. Wish our first president a Happy 285th!

Washington’s Birthday Weekend

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#OTD Washington is again unanimously elected to serve a second term as president of the United States, 1793.
FREE Event Tonight at 7:00 p.m.: The Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington welcomes author Erica Armstrong Dunbar for the Ford Evening Book Talk: Erica Armstrong Dunbar. She will be discussing her book "Never Caught: The Washingtons' Relentless Pursuit of their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge."

Ford Evening Book Talk: Erica Armstrong Dunbar

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Who is your valentine? We know George Washington's... Martha! The pair were married on January 6, 1759, less than ten months after their initial meeting. #Valentine

George & Martha’s Courtship

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Happy Valentine's Day! George Washington- general, first president and... relationship guru? Washington actually gave some pretty solid dating advice to his step-granddaughters, Nelly and Eliza Custis. Check out Washington's dating advice for yourself!

Washington's Dating Advice

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Rule #1: "Every Action done in Company, ought to be with Some Sign of Respect, to those that are Present."

At 16, George Washington transcribed 110 Rules of Civility. This exercise is now regarded as a formative influence in the development of his character.

The Rules of Civility

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Come to Mount Vernon to celebrate George Washington's 285th Birthday! There will be FREE general admission, and plenty of fun activities and demonstrations perfect for the whole family.

George Washington's 285th Birthday

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Come to Mount Vernon to celebrate the first president of the United States on the most exciting weekend of the year! Happy 285th birthday, George!

Fun activities include: breakfast with George Washington, creating a birthday card for Washington, dancing demonstrations, character performances, selfies, and birthday cake!

There will be free admission on February 20!

George Washington's Birthday Weekend

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For a limited time only, George Washington's Masonic apron will be on view in the Donald W. Reynolds Museum and Education Center. This Masonic apron was made in France. It is believed to have been presented to George Washington at Mount Vernon in 1784 by the Marquis de Lafayette, a former general and close friend of Washington’s, who was also a Freemason. See it from Feb. 17 - Feb. 22, 2017.

George Washington’s Masonic Apron on View

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The #Grammy Awards will be presented tonight- did you know that George Washington was also an avid fan of music? "Nothing is more agreeable, and ornamental, than good music," Washington said during the Revolutionary War, and directed that "every officer, for the credit of his corps, should take care to provide it."