Washington's Birthday Party

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Did you know that the first public celebration of Washington's birthday was at Valley Forge in 1778? Join Mrs. Washington, members of the Continental Army, and others to celebrate His Excellency's 285th birthday this President's Day. Cupcakes and samples of Martha Washington's "Great Cake" recipe will be baked and served by the students at The Culinary Institute of Montgomery County Community College.

Crafts and Games in the Meeting Room (formerly the Education Center) and Theater | 10:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. 
Get ready to meet our nation's first president. Create a birthday card for General Washington and make your own matching tricorn hat. Play with 18th century games and learn colonial style weaving. 

Birthday Activities in the Visitor Center | 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Children and adults can try on 18th century clothing and meet the General and Mrs. Washington. Stop at the enlistment table to sign up for the Join the Continental Army program between 11:00 and 11:30 a.m., which will take place at 12:30 after the cake ceremony. 

Sing Happy Birthday to the General in the Visitor Center | 12:00 p.m.
Help Martha sing Happy Birthday to George Washington as he cuts his cake. Cupcakes and samples of Martha Washington's birthday cake recipe will be served. 

Join the Continental Army | 12:30 p.m.
Children will fall in to drill formation and be taught how to march and drill like a Continental Soldier on the new mini grand parade, just outside of the upper Visitor Center doors. Troops will receive a special instruction from General Washington! See your enlistment papers for which color drill team you're on. 

The day will also feature an appearance by author by Ruth Zavitsanos. She will be signing copies of her 2016 release The Valley Forge Dog in the Encampstore Store.

Don't forget to visit Washington's Headquarters, open from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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Washington's Birthday Party
  • 1400 N. Outer Line Dr
  • King of Prussia, PA 19406
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  • Valley Forge National Historical Park
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