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Yes, you can upgrade your membership mid-cycle. Your membership card will automatically be loaded with your new benefits and can be scanned at the estate.
All membership communications, including benefit updates and invitations, are primarily sent via email. If you wish to receive these communications, you must have a valid email in your membership record.
In April, membership prices increased for the first time since the membership program began over 20 years ago. The membership pricing has been adjusted to keep up with program cost increases.
Two adult members of a household or an adult member of a household plus one can enter.
No, a membership card has the member name(s) printed on them. The cards are to be used by the member(s) only who are named on the card.
Members at the contributing levels (Colonnade, Cupola and Regent’s Circle) are allowed to bring accompanied guests, depending on the level of their membership. Please see your membership card or the membership brochure.
Show your membership card to the Guest Services Representative at the Mansion line to join the next available public tour.
Yes, all levels of membership allow you to participate in member-only presale offers.
Most daytime events are free for members, including:
No, free admission benefits are meant for daytime admission to the estate or for special events during the daytime hours. You must purchase tickets to special evening events.
For some lecture series, such as Gay Hart Gains and Michelle Smith lecture series, there is an extra discount for members, but this is not the case for all events.
An invitation to this special holiday reception and candlelight tour will be sent to all member levels who receive this benefit. The invitation will note the day of the reception and tours and will have instructions on how to register for the event.
Yes, you can opt out of receiving benefits at the higher contributing levels of membership (Colonnade, Cupola and Regent’s Circle), which will allow for your gift to be 100% tax deductible. Individual, Dual and Family memberships are already 100% tax deductible.
Membership at the Individual, Dual and Family Membership levels (no matter where you live) are fully tax deductible.
For memberships at the contributing levels (Colonnade, Cupola, Regent’s Circle), a portion is tax deductible. If a member declines benefits, it is 100% tax deductible.
Membership locally and nationally has the same levels and benefits. Donors who live on the Five Farms of Mount Vernon (in zip codes 22309 or 22308) receive special invitations, including an invitation to a Neighborhood Friends picnic held in the summer. Members automatically have a Neighborhood Friends membership based on address.
Yes, you should be prepared to show a valid/active membership card to receive any membership discount on the estate.
The Mount Vernon Inn and Pavilion offers a 10% discount (excluding ticketed dinners such as the Whiskey Dinner.)
The Shops at Mount Vernon offer 10% off (exclusions apply including distilled spirits). They offer two special shopping events for members:
Yes, you can come to the Guest Services ticketing desk in the Ford Orientation Center at your next visit to receive a new card, or you can email email@example.com and a replacement card will be sent to you.
The Mount Vernon Magazine is published three times a year and is a benefit of any membership level. You will receive the next issue that is produced after your membership is received. Mount Vernon does not provide back issues of publications.