You are invited to the re-creation of this famous celebration of Washington’s Birthday, set in the year 1799. The evening includes an 18th-century banquet, open bar, English country dancing, dessert collation, character re-enactors, and guests General and Mrs. George Washington. We are honored to have Brian Hilton, Alexandria's newly appointed George Washington, portray the General this year.
Period costume optional; “after-five” attire encouraged. Festivities begin at 5:30 p.m, ball at 8:30 p.m..
In preparation for the ball, those not familiar with the style of dancing should complete at least 1 full dance class to become familiar with the figures and language for the ball. See separate listing for Birthnight Ball Dance Classes.
Need a hotel room? Call The Alexandrian Hotel (703-549-6080) for the Birthnight Ball room block for $149 per night. Book by January 27.