Mount Vernon free for President Washington’s birthday

Mount Vernon in Alexandria will be free to visitors Monday for a George Washington Birthday celebration. (Courtesy Mount Vernon)

WASHINGTON — If you love history, or just looking for something educational and free to do with the kids on Monday, a big birthday bash for George Washington is taking place to celebrate his birthday.

Admission to Alexandria’s Mount Vernon, the home of  America’s Revolutionary War general and first president, George Washington,  is free on Monday. It is in honor of  his birthday, which is also President’s Day.

“You can wish him Happy Birthday,” says Rebecca Aloisi, VP of Marketing with George Washington’s Mount Vernon.  Washington will be there along with his wife Martha, and other re-enactors, who will be telling their personal stories about the general.  “And just a wonderful fun festive atmosphere.  Free of charge,” says Aloisi.

She says you can have breakfast with Washington and take a tour of his home, among other activities throughout the day.

“We encourage people to come.  We encourage them to walk through George Washington’s house which will be open for tours all day (Monday),” she says, added, “we are encouraging people to leave notes telling us what George Washington’s life and legacy means to them.”

For those who really want to learn more about Washington,  “we’ve got a great exhibition up about George Washington’s eye for landscape and our education center, Aloisi says, “if you’ve never been before, is just a wonderful immersive experience.”


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