Celebrate His Excellency’s birthday with music, crafts and singing happy birthday to General George Washington. Children (7 years and older) can "Join the Continental Army" with a special inspection from General Washington. For more information, visit www.nps.gov/vafo.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
10:00-12:00 Meet George and Martha Washington: Reenactors portraying the General and Lady Washington will be available for pictures and conversation. In heated tent.
10:00-12:00 Birthday Cards for the General: Kids can show their appreciation to the General by creating a Birthday Card for him. In heated tent 10:00 to 12:00.
Join the Continental Army: Kids can enlist into the Continental Army, learn basic marching steps, and get reviewed by the Commander-in-Chief himself! Enlistment begins in main tent at 10:00. All recruits muster for training outside heated tent at 11:00, to be marched up to a mini parade ground (just above old Visitor Center) for training.
12:00-1:00 Celebrate Washington’s Birthday: Get a free cupcake from the Culinary Institute and hear an address from George and Martha Washington. (NOTE: Soldiers First! Participants in the Join the Continental Army program will gain first access to cupcakes)
1:00 Ranger-led Walk. Finish off your celebration with a free ranger-guided walk to the Mulhenberg Brigade Huts led by a Park Ranger. Meet the Ranger just in front of the Temporary Visitor Center, covers ¼ mile in length and should take approx. 40 minutes. Tour begins at 1:00, or immediately after birthday celebration if event runs late.
Living History at Muhlenberg’s Brigade. Join a ranger in period clothing in the reproduction huts at stop #2. 10:00-2:00
Park Film. 18 minute introductory film showing in Temporary Visitor Center, every 30 minutes, 9:30-4:30.
Washington’s Headquarters: Open 10:00-4:00.