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.

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