Events

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Celebrations and Collections

George Washington Birthday Celebration in Alexandria, Virginia
George Washington Birthday Celebration in Alexandria, Virginia

Lee/Jackson Equestrian Monument

Annual birthday celebration: uniformed, reenactment

Art Museum Drive and Wyman Park Drive, Baltimore, MD
Open to Public: Yes
Date: January

Washington’s Birthday Parade

Largest in nation
Alexandria, VA
Open to Public: Yes
Date: February
Parade Route: Start point is on South Saint Asaph Street at Wilkes Street; parade goes North on Saint Asaph Street to Queen Street, East on Queen Street to Royal Street, South on Royal Street to King Street, East on King Street to Fairfax Street, and South on Fairfax Street to the End Point on Fairfax Street at Gibbon Street. More info.

George Washington Birthday Celebration

Parade, breakfast, wreath-laying, band
Mount Vernon, George Washington Memorial Parkway, south of Alexandria, VA
Open to Public: Yes, with fee
Date: February

Lincoln’s Birthday Celebration

Wreath laying, bands, reading of Gettysburg Address
Lincoln Memorial, The National Mall, 900 Ohio Drive, Washington, DC
Open to Public: Yes
Date: February

Jefferson’s Birthday Observance

Speeches, wreath-laying
Jefferson Memorial, Tidal Basin, 900 Ohio Drive, Washington, DC
Open to Public: Yes
Date: April

 

Mount Vernon Wine Festival

Highlights Washington’s wine-making efforts, artisans
Mount Vernon, George Washington Memorial Parkway, south of Alexandria, VA
Open to Public: Yes, with fee
Date: May

The U.S.S. Sequoia

Former yacht of the presidents; furnishings and memorabilia
Docked at Water Street, Washington, DC
Open to Public: Yes, by appointment
Website: www.sequoiayacht.com

“The American Presidency: A Glorious Burden”

Permanent exhibit including memorabilia from many presidents
Natural Museum of American History
(A Smithsonian Institution Museum)
Fourteenth Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.
Open to Public: Yes, free with timed-entry tickets

 

President’s Cottage

Vacation site for five pre-Civil War presidents; museum depicting 200 years of history
The Greenbrier, White Sulphur Springs, WV
Dates: Permanent exhibit

The White House

Presidential mansion; original furnishings and antiques, self-guided tours
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, DC
Open to Public: No public tours currently offered; however, egg roll is Easter Monday; garden tours of grounds offered mid-April to mid-October; and candlelight tours offered during December holidays

 

Winterthur

Yuletide recreation of First Families’ Christmas
State Route 52, West of Wilmington, DE
Open to Public: Yes, with fee
Dates: November 11 through December 31