Ways to Celebrate Presidents Day Weekend in Washington, DC

Ways to Celebrate Presidents Day Weekend in Washington, DC

Were you aware that Presidents Day originally honored George Washington’s birthday? To pay homage to this former Fairfax County resident and the numerous leaders who have succeeded him, why not uncover the rich presidential history of the Capital Region? Presidents Day weekend in the DC area and Northern Virginia offers a multitude of engaging activities and events. Our team at DCTrails suggests some activities to partake in to maximize your weekend when you visit Washington, DC, on your charter bus trip.


1. Educate Yourself About Washington’s Military Life


See the Founding the Nation Gallery at the National Museum of the United States Army, delving into the origins of the Continental Army under George Washington’s leadership. Explore its pivotal role in the Revolutionary War and the Army’s evolution into a professional force. For families with kids aged 4-8, don’t miss the Family Activity Day. Stay updated on the museum’s upcoming events via their calendar.


Additionally, join our free daily guided tours at 10:15 am and 1:15 pm. These 50-minute tours will take you through the Fighting for the Nation Galleries. Experience history firsthand!


2. Visit Mount Vernon


Explore General Washington’s cherished residence, Mount Vernon, situated atop a scenic hill by the Potomac River in southern Fairfax County. Presidents Day offers a unique opportunity for free estate visits, with admission tickets available on-site in limited quantities.


Don’t miss the Official Observance Ceremony of George Washington’s Birthday on the Bowling Green at 10:30 am. Experience captivating performances by the Commander-in-Chief’s Guard and The Old Guard Fife & Drum Corps.


On Washington’s 292nd birthday, enjoy another day of free admission. Join Mount Vernon in celebrating candidates from around the world as they become US citizens during the Naturalization Ceremony in the Ford Orientation Center’s Smith Theater.


3. Participate in the Annual Birthday Parade


Get ready for the grandest celebration of George Washington’s birthday in the United States – the George Washington Birthday Parade! Join us on February 19th, 2024, as we mark the 292nd birthday of our esteemed Founding Father. Make your way to the parade route in the historic Old Town Alexandria and secure your spot to be part of this remarkable event honoring George Washington’s enduring legacy. It’s a patriotic spectacle you won’t want to miss.


4. Presidential Sites Tour


While enjoying your long weekend in Washington, DC, be sure to embark on a fascinating journey through the city’s rich presidential history. Explore iconic sites that have played pivotal roles in shaping the nation’s leadership, including:


  • The White House
  • Thomas Jefferson Memorial
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial
  • Woodrow Wilson House
  • The Washington Monument
  • President Lincoln’s Cottage


These sites offer a look into America’s presidential history and are a must-visit during your stay in the nation’s capital.


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