Alexandria, Virginia, located just outside of Washington, D.C., was George Washington's hometown. In honor of its favorite son, Alexandria hosts a weekend of special events each year during Presidents' Day Weekend. The celebration, which includes open houses at several historic sites, an annual Cherry Challenge and a Birthnight Banquet and Ball, culminates with the largest George Washington Birthday Parade in the United States.
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Mount Vernon, the cherished home of George and Martha Washington and one of Virginia's most popular historic attractions, celebrates Presidents' Day weekend with an array of family-friendly events, including Breakfast with George Washington, America's Smallest Hometown Parade and more. On Monday, the national observance of Presidents' Day, admission to Mount Vernon is free.
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In addition to experiencing the sights and sounds of Colonial Williamsburg on the eve of the American Revolution, non-stop history fun during Presidents' Day weekend includes special interactive activities, evening performances, a Sunday afternoon Salute to the Presidents at Market Square featuring the popular Fifes and Drums and more.
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