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May 12th 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
George Washington Lives Here

NOTE: George Washington Lives Here does not take place at Mount Vernon. The tour starts at UCDC, 1608 Rhode Island Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C at 8:30AM.

Mount Vernon, the home of George Washington, invites you to explore the sites, tastes, and sounds associated with George Washington in the nation’s capital through a new tour, George Washington Lives Here, on May 12, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.  The day begins with a continental breakfast and panel discussion among leading historians and curators before moving to the National Gallery of Art for a tour of “America’s Presidents Exhibition” with chief curator, Brandon Fortune. During lunch at Zola Restaurant, participants will listen to exciting stories about George Washington’s role in America’s first spy ring. Following lunch are George Washington themed tours of the United States Capitol and Tudor Place, home of Martha Washington’s granddaughter.

George Washington Lives Here costs $125 per person and includes transportation between locations, meals, tax and gratuity. For a complete schedule and to register for this limited capacity event, please click here.

May 19th 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Special Event & Signing by Joyce Byers

Saturday, May 19 at 12 p.m. & 3 p.m.

If you enjoy collecting Byers’ Choice Carolers or giving them as gifts, you won't want to miss this special opportunity to have your carolers signed by Joyce Byers!

Note: Only carolers purchased at The Shops during this event will be signed.

Joyce Byers created the first Caroler in the late 1960s as a Christmas decoration for her home to represent the timeless Christmas tradition of caroling that she enjoyed so much. The unique appearance and handcrafted quality of the Carolers quickly gained a following.

This program will begin in the Smith Auditorium and feature a conversation between "General and Lady Washington." Guests will have an exclusive opportunity to gain insight into the Washingtons' life in the 18th century. After an introduction of Joyce Byers, she will be on hand in the lobby immediately following the event to sign Carolers purchased at The Shops that day.

Programs will be offered from 12 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. followed by an hour for Joyce Byers to sign purchases and again from 3 p.m.-3:45 p.m. with an additional hour for signing. Each program will include a 45-minute character presentation with “General and Lady Washington” .

For our customers’ convenience, a special Byers' Choice shop will be set up in the Vaughan Lobby and additional and limited edition Carolers will be available only at this very special event.

This event is free. Advance registration is not required.

For more information about purchasing Byers' Choice Carolers, please click here.