WEATHER ALERT The region will be under a Wind Advisory this afternoon and evening for winds 20 mph to 30 mph and gusts to near 50 mph.

Washington birthday celebrations in Mount Vernon

With all the snow and cold weather, it was a scaled back celebration at Mt. Vernon for George Washington' birthday, but spirits were high.

WASHINGTON — They were serving up ‘hoecakes’ in Mount Vernon Saturday morning as a part of George Washington’s birthday celebration.

Hoecakes are the general’s favorite breakfast food. They are are a type of corn meal pancake.

Despite the cold, groups came out to get a taste of history.

Monday is the big celebration for George Washington with admission being free to visit Mount Vernon.

Follow @WTOP on Twitter and WTOP on Facebook.