George Washington’s Birthday Cocktail Party

The French and Indian War Foundation of Winchester invites you to join in the celebration of the 288th anniversary of George Washington’s birthday. The Father of our country began his career in Winchester in 1748 at the age of 16 as a surveyor’s assistant for Thomas 6th Lord Fairfax.
Join Col. James Wood, founder of Winchester, and others in toasting George Washington.

A free event, all welcome

*There will be a choice of fantastic appetizers for $15 a plate if you so desire.
Cash Bar

George Washington’s Office Museum Open House

The George Washington’s Office Museum at 32 W. Cork Street will host an Open House on Presidents’ Day, Monday, February 17. Free admission to the museum is available from noon-4 pm. Since the kids will be out of school, bring them to the museum for some fun and history!

Did you know that George Washington used this little log building as a military office from September 1755 to December 1756 while he managed the construction of Fort Loudoun? Learn about this and more of George Washington’s time in Winchester at the museum.

President’s Day Event

The Virginia Regiment and the Sons of the American Revolution will muster at the site of historic Fort Loudoun (419 N. Loudoun Street) and march down the Loudoun Street Mall to George Washington’s Office Museum on the corner of Cork and Braddock Streets. There they will fire 3 volleys in honour of Col. Washington. Uniformed re-enactors will participate in this third annual event.

A free OPEN HOUSE will take place at George Washington’s Office Museum.

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“Hog Wild in Winchester” – A whimsical play

Winchester Little Theater presents “Hog Wild in Winchester,” a whimscial play about George Washington’s pig law. Written by Sally Anderson. Relive the story of George Washington’s first piece of legislation after being elected to the House of Burgesses.

Free to attend (approx. 15-20 minutes) and free admission to the museum.

Shows at 11am and 2pm.

Fort Loudoun Day Living History Event

Join us at the French and Indian War site of Fort Loudoun

Bring the family and enjoy a fun day learning about the history of the French & Indian War era at the site of Colonel George Washington’s headquarters for the Virginia Regiment.

Meet living history interpreters including Colonel James Wood, founder of Winchester and mentor to young George Washington, Captain George Mercer and his company of the Virginia Regiment, Major General Edward Braddock, British commander of the American Expedition of 1755, and others.

Tours of the Fort site will be offered throughout the day.

The event is put on by The French and Indian War Foundation and is free to the public.

For additional information, visit our website or take the Audio Tour: 703-574-6110.

 

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