George Washington's Birthnight Banquet & Ball

  • Details

    You are invited to this re-creation of the famous celebration of Washington’s Birthday, set in the year 1799. This Alexandria tradition includes an 18th-century banquet, English country dancing, dessert collation, character re-enactors, and guests General and Mrs. George Washington. We are honored to have Dean Malissa portray General Washington this year.

    Period costume optional; “after-five” attire encouraged. Festivities begin with the Banquet promptly at 5:30 p.m. To attend the Ball only, please arrive at 9 p.m.

    Reservations are required for all Birthnight events, and those not familiar with this style of dancing should complete at least one full  dance class (see Birthnight Ball dance class listing) to become accustomed to the figures and language for the ball.

    Nee a hotel room? Call The Alexandria Hotel (888-236-24270) for the Gadsby's room block for $129 a night. Book by January 29.

  • Feb 17, 2018
  • Phone:
  • 703-746-4242
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  • Times:
  • From: 05:30 PM to 11:00 PM
  • Price:
  • Banquet and ball: $125 base ticket for banquet and ball, $150 to sit in Washingtons' dining room, $250 to eat at Washingtons' table; Ball only: $50. Tickets available online: www.Alexandriava.gov/Shop
  • Details

    You are invited to this re-creation of the famous celebration of Washington’s Birthday, set in the year 1799. This Alexandria tradition includes an 18th-century banquet, English country dancing, dessert collation, character re-enactors, and guests General and Mrs. George Washington. We are honored to have Dean Malissa portray General Washington this year.

    Period costume optional; “after-five” attire encouraged. Festivities begin with the Banquet promptly at 5:30 p.m. To attend the Ball only, please arrive at 9 p.m.

    Reservations are required for all Birthnight events, and those not familiar with this style of dancing should complete at least one full  dance class (see Birthnight Ball dance class listing) to become accustomed to the figures and language for the ball.

    Nee a hotel room? Call The Alexandria Hotel (888-236-24270) for the Gadsby's room block for $129 a night. Book by January 29.

George Washington's Birthnight Banquet & Ball
  • February 17, 2018 to February 17, 2018
  • Gadsby's Tavern Museum
  • Banquet and ball: $125 base ticket for banquet and ball, $150 to sit in Washingtons' dining room, $250 to eat at Washingtons' table; Ball only: $50. Tickets available online: www.Alexandriava.gov/Shop