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MOUNT VERNON, VA – George Washington’s Mount Vernon invites visitors to sip wine while watching the sunset on the first president’s home! Sunset Celebration at Mount Vernon, an event over Memorial Day weekend (May 24– 25), offers a rare opportunity to visit Mount Vernon after the daytime crowds have departed. Visitors can take evening tours of the Mansion, relax and enjoy wine and desserts available for purchase in on the lawn overlooking the Potomac River. Delight in 18th-century music, dancing, games, and wagon rides. Stroll the lantern-lit grounds from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and immerse yourself in the 18th century as the sun sets on the plantation with costumed residents like the charming Lady Washington. This family-friendly event celebrates the beginning of summer on the plantation.
Tickets are now on sale and cost $18, adults; $12, children ages 6-11; and free for five and under. This event requires a separate ticket from daytime Estate admission. Annual passes are not valid for this event. All activities, with the exception of food and wine, are included with admission to this event. Tickets may be purchased online in advance at MountVernon.org or at the Ford Orientation Center ticket window until 8:00 p.m. the evening of the event. Guests must be prepared to show identification to purchase wine.