Mount Vernon’s popular “National Treasure Tour” returns beginning March 1. The tour is dedicated to the behind-the-scenes filming of the blockbuster movie National Treasure: Book of Secrets at Mount Vernon. The National Treasure Tour combines Hollywood and history, giving visitors stories about the filming and also information on how the locations were used during George Washington's time. Included in this approximately hour-long walking tour is the Mansion's basement and cornerstone, the setting for a pivotal scene. Fans of the movie will recognize the space as the location where Nicolas Cage's character kidnaps the president.
Tours of slave life and gardens enrich the visitor experience by providing in-depth knowledge of these fascinating subjects during the 45-minute guided walking tours, included with admission. The Slave Life at Mount Vernon daily tour explores the lives and contributions of the slaves who lived at Mount Vernon.
In honor of our nation's veterans, Mount Vernon admits FREE all active duty, former, or retired military personnel on this day. Honored guests are also invited to place a flower at Washington’s Tomb where the Sons of the American Revolution and the Daughters of the American Revolution present a wreathlaying ceremony in honor of our nation's veterans. Special activities include a free patriotic community concert by the all-veteran barbershop chorus The Harmony Heritage Singers in the Robert H. & Clarice Smith Auditorium at 11 a.m.
Mount Vernon Salutes Veterans is included in regular estate admission: adults, $17; children ages 6-11, $8; and children 5 and under are admitted free.