On May 5 and 6 (rain or shine), 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., watch hundreds of Continentals, Redcoats, Hessians, cannon and cavalry in action on the Mount Vernon estate. Throughout the weekend, learn more about life in the 18th Century, discuss military techniques and watch battle re-enactments. Wander through the encampment and meet the soldiers. This family-friendly event features a youth muster on the bowling green and even meeting General Washington. Mount Vernon admission is $20 for adults, $12 for kids (6 to 11), free for 5 and under. There is a small discount for online ticket purchase. George Washington’s Mount Vernon, 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon, VA. mountvernon.org.