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February 1st - February 28th, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Mount Vernon Celebrates Black History Month

In observance of Black History Month, February 1 through 28, Mount Vernon highlights the lives and contributions of the slaves who built and operated the plantation home of George and Martha Washington. Throughout the month, a daily Slave Life at Mount Vernon tour explores the lives and contributions of the slaves who lived at Mount Vernon. A wreathlaying and presentation occurs daily at the slave memorial site throughout the month of February. Black History Month activities are included in admission.

February 1st - February 28th, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Slave Life at Mount Vernon Tour

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.

January 7th - March 14th, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Signature Tour

Go behind the scenes during your guided exploration of the Mansion to see areas not normally open to guests, including the third floor (where Martha Washington retired after the death of her husband in 1799) and the basement!

This special tour costs $5 per tour in addition to Estate admission.

February 1st - February 28th, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Mount Vernon Celebrates Black History Month

In observance of Black History Month, February 1 through 28, Mount Vernon highlights the lives and contributions of the slaves who built and operated the plantation home of George and Martha Washington. Throughout the month, a daily Slave Life at Mount Vernon tour explores the lives and contributions of the slaves who lived at Mount Vernon. A wreathlaying and presentation occurs daily at the slave memorial site throughout the month of February. Black History Month activities are included in admission.

February 1st - February 28th, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Slave Life at Mount Vernon Tour

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.

January 7th - March 14th, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Signature Tour

Go behind the scenes during your guided exploration of the Mansion to see areas not normally open to guests, including the third floor (where Martha Washington retired after the death of her husband in 1799) and the basement!

This special tour costs $5 per tour in addition to Estate admission.

February 1st - February 28th, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Mount Vernon Celebrates Black History Month

In observance of Black History Month, February 1 through 28, Mount Vernon highlights the lives and contributions of the slaves who built and operated the plantation home of George and Martha Washington. Throughout the month, a daily Slave Life at Mount Vernon tour explores the lives and contributions of the slaves who lived at Mount Vernon. A wreathlaying and presentation occurs daily at the slave memorial site throughout the month of February. Black History Month activities are included in admission.

February 1st - February 28th, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Slave Life at Mount Vernon Tour

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.

January 7th - March 14th, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Signature Tour

Go behind the scenes during your guided exploration of the Mansion to see areas not normally open to guests, including the third floor (where Martha Washington retired after the death of her husband in 1799) and the basement!

This special tour costs $5 per tour in addition to Estate admission.

February 1st - February 28th, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Mount Vernon Celebrates Black History Month

In observance of Black History Month, February 1 through 28, Mount Vernon highlights the lives and contributions of the slaves who built and operated the plantation home of George and Martha Washington. Throughout the month, a daily Slave Life at Mount Vernon tour explores the lives and contributions of the slaves who lived at Mount Vernon. A wreathlaying and presentation occurs daily at the slave memorial site throughout the month of February. Black History Month activities are included in admission.

February 1st - February 28th, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Slave Life at Mount Vernon Tour

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.

November 19th - April 29th, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Tours of the National Library for the Study of George Washington

By popular demand, Mount Vernon is now offering tours of the newly opened Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington!

Led by Mount Vernon tour guides and Library staff members, this new tour will offer access to the main floor of the much-anticipated center for scholarship about George Washington, Colonial America, and the Revolutionary Era. View rare books and manuscripts, special collections and art, research resources, and one-of-a-kind design details such as custom-created busts of the Founding Fathers.

Tour includes access to:
The Karen Buchwald Wright Reading Room
The John and Adrienne Mars Rare Books & Manuscripts Room
The Ann and John Bookout Reception Hall
Open Stacks
Conference Wing

The Library tour is included in general admission but a ticket is required to reserve a space.

Click here to reserve a ticket.

Limited to 20 guests on a first-come, first-served basis.  Ages 12 and over. Guests will meet their guide at 1:30pm in the Donald W. Reynolds Education Center & Museum lobby. Tours are one-hour in length.

*There will be limited access to the John and Adrienne Mars Rare Books & Manuscripts Room due to space constraints.

See photos of the new Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington – from its groundbreaking to its opening day.

January 7th - March 14th, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Signature Tour

Go behind the scenes during your guided exploration of the Mansion to see areas not normally open to guests, including the third floor (where Martha Washington retired after the death of her husband in 1799) and the basement!

This special tour costs $5 per tour in addition to Estate admission.

February 1st - February 28th, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Mount Vernon Celebrates Black History Month

In observance of Black History Month, February 1 through 28, Mount Vernon highlights the lives and contributions of the slaves who built and operated the plantation home of George and Martha Washington. Throughout the month, a daily Slave Life at Mount Vernon tour explores the lives and contributions of the slaves who lived at Mount Vernon. A wreathlaying and presentation occurs daily at the slave memorial site throughout the month of February. Black History Month activities are included in admission.

February 1st - February 28th, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Slave Life at Mount Vernon Tour

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.

January 7th - March 14th, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Signature Tour

Go behind the scenes during your guided exploration of the Mansion to see areas not normally open to guests, including the third floor (where Martha Washington retired after the death of her husband in 1799) and the basement!

This special tour costs $5 per tour in addition to Estate admission.

February 1st - February 28th, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Mount Vernon Celebrates Black History Month

In observance of Black History Month, February 1 through 28, Mount Vernon highlights the lives and contributions of the slaves who built and operated the plantation home of George and Martha Washington. Throughout the month, a daily Slave Life at Mount Vernon tour explores the lives and contributions of the slaves who lived at Mount Vernon. A wreathlaying and presentation occurs daily at the slave memorial site throughout the month of February. Black History Month activities are included in admission.

February 1st - February 28th, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Slave Life at Mount Vernon Tour

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.

January 7th - March 14th, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Signature Tour

Go behind the scenes during your guided exploration of the Mansion to see areas not normally open to guests, including the third floor (where Martha Washington retired after the death of her husband in 1799) and the basement!

This special tour costs $5 per tour in addition to Estate admission.

February 6th 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Evening Book Talk: Joseph Manca

A series of free book talks continues this month at Mount Vernon’s new Library. This month author Joseph Manca will be speaking about his book George Washington's Eye: Landscape, Architecture, and Design at Mount Vernon.

Learn more

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February 1st - February 28th, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Mount Vernon Celebrates Black History Month

In observance of Black History Month, February 1 through 28, Mount Vernon highlights the lives and contributions of the slaves who built and operated the plantation home of George and Martha Washington. Throughout the month, a daily Slave Life at Mount Vernon tour explores the lives and contributions of the slaves who lived at Mount Vernon. A wreathlaying and presentation occurs daily at the slave memorial site throughout the month of February. Black History Month activities are included in admission.

February 1st - February 28th, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Slave Life at Mount Vernon Tour

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.

January 7th - March 14th, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Signature Tour

Go behind the scenes during your guided exploration of the Mansion to see areas not normally open to guests, including the third floor (where Martha Washington retired after the death of her husband in 1799) and the basement!

This special tour costs $5 per tour in addition to Estate admission.

February 1st - February 28th, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Mount Vernon Celebrates Black History Month

In observance of Black History Month, February 1 through 28, Mount Vernon highlights the lives and contributions of the slaves who built and operated the plantation home of George and Martha Washington. Throughout the month, a daily Slave Life at Mount Vernon tour explores the lives and contributions of the slaves who lived at Mount Vernon. A wreathlaying and presentation occurs daily at the slave memorial site throughout the month of February. Black History Month activities are included in admission.

February 1st - February 28th, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Slave Life at Mount Vernon Tour

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.

January 7th - March 14th, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Signature Tour

Go behind the scenes during your guided exploration of the Mansion to see areas not normally open to guests, including the third floor (where Martha Washington retired after the death of her husband in 1799) and the basement!

This special tour costs $5 per tour in addition to Estate admission.

February 1st - February 28th, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Mount Vernon Celebrates Black History Month

In observance of Black History Month, February 1 through 28, Mount Vernon highlights the lives and contributions of the slaves who built and operated the plantation home of George and Martha Washington. Throughout the month, a daily Slave Life at Mount Vernon tour explores the lives and contributions of the slaves who lived at Mount Vernon. A wreathlaying and presentation occurs daily at the slave memorial site throughout the month of February. Black History Month activities are included in admission.

February 1st - February 28th, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Slave Life at Mount Vernon Tour

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.

January 7th - March 14th, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Signature Tour

Go behind the scenes during your guided exploration of the Mansion to see areas not normally open to guests, including the third floor (where Martha Washington retired after the death of her husband in 1799) and the basement!

This special tour costs $5 per tour in addition to Estate admission.

February 1st - February 28th, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Mount Vernon Celebrates Black History Month

In observance of Black History Month, February 1 through 28, Mount Vernon highlights the lives and contributions of the slaves who built and operated the plantation home of George and Martha Washington. Throughout the month, a daily Slave Life at Mount Vernon tour explores the lives and contributions of the slaves who lived at Mount Vernon. A wreathlaying and presentation occurs daily at the slave memorial site throughout the month of February. Black History Month activities are included in admission.

February 1st - February 28th, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Slave Life at Mount Vernon Tour

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.

January 7th - March 14th, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Signature Tour

Go behind the scenes during your guided exploration of the Mansion to see areas not normally open to guests, including the third floor (where Martha Washington retired after the death of her husband in 1799) and the basement!

This special tour costs $5 per tour in addition to Estate admission.

February 1st - February 28th, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Mount Vernon Celebrates Black History Month

In observance of Black History Month, February 1 through 28, Mount Vernon highlights the lives and contributions of the slaves who built and operated the plantation home of George and Martha Washington. Throughout the month, a daily Slave Life at Mount Vernon tour explores the lives and contributions of the slaves who lived at Mount Vernon. A wreathlaying and presentation occurs daily at the slave memorial site throughout the month of February. Black History Month activities are included in admission.

February 1st - February 28th, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Slave Life at Mount Vernon Tour

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.

January 7th - March 14th, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Signature Tour

Go behind the scenes during your guided exploration of the Mansion to see areas not normally open to guests, including the third floor (where Martha Washington retired after the death of her husband in 1799) and the basement!

This special tour costs $5 per tour in addition to Estate admission.

February 1st - February 28th, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Mount Vernon Celebrates Black History Month

In observance of Black History Month, February 1 through 28, Mount Vernon highlights the lives and contributions of the slaves who built and operated the plantation home of George and Martha Washington. Throughout the month, a daily Slave Life at Mount Vernon tour explores the lives and contributions of the slaves who lived at Mount Vernon. A wreathlaying and presentation occurs daily at the slave memorial site throughout the month of February. Black History Month activities are included in admission.

February 1st - February 28th, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Slave Life at Mount Vernon Tour

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.

January 7th - March 14th, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Signature Tour

Go behind the scenes during your guided exploration of the Mansion to see areas not normally open to guests, including the third floor (where Martha Washington retired after the death of her husband in 1799) and the basement!

This special tour costs $5 per tour in addition to Estate admission.

February 1st - February 28th, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Mount Vernon Celebrates Black History Month

In observance of Black History Month, February 1 through 28, Mount Vernon highlights the lives and contributions of the slaves who built and operated the plantation home of George and Martha Washington. Throughout the month, a daily Slave Life at Mount Vernon tour explores the lives and contributions of the slaves who lived at Mount Vernon. A wreathlaying and presentation occurs daily at the slave memorial site throughout the month of February. Black History Month activities are included in admission.

February 1st - February 28th, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Slave Life at Mount Vernon Tour

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.

January 7th - March 14th, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Signature Tour

Go behind the scenes during your guided exploration of the Mansion to see areas not normally open to guests, including the third floor (where Martha Washington retired after the death of her husband in 1799) and the basement!

This special tour costs $5 per tour in addition to Estate admission.

February 13th 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
"Forever Love" Colonial Valentine Dinner

The Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant's "Forever Love" Colonial Valentine Dinner is an exclusive chocolate and wine dinner showcasing a delectable 4-course menu put together by the Inn's very own Chef Wallen. A meet-and-greet will be held in the Verandah Room at 7 p.m. where Sommelier, Daniel Ryan, will walk guests through the fabulous chocolate & wine pairings with each course. Tickets ate $95 per person and include tax & gratuity. Attendees must be 21 years of age.

 

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February 1st - February 28th, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Mount Vernon Celebrates Black History Month

In observance of Black History Month, February 1 through 28, Mount Vernon highlights the lives and contributions of the slaves who built and operated the plantation home of George and Martha Washington. Throughout the month, a daily Slave Life at Mount Vernon tour explores the lives and contributions of the slaves who lived at Mount Vernon. A wreathlaying and presentation occurs daily at the slave memorial site throughout the month of February. Black History Month activities are included in admission.

February 14th - February 17th, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
George Washington's Masonic Apron on View

This Masonic apron was made in France and is believed to have been presented to George Washington at Mount Vernon in 1784 by the Marquis de Lafayette, a former general and close friend of Washington’s, who was also a Freemason.  The apron features Masonic symbols, such as compasses and a square, together with the crossed flags of the United States and France, all exquisitely embroidered in silk and gold- and silver-wrapped threads with metallic sequins. On view in the Donald W. Reynolds Museum and Education Center, Washington would have worn this apron when attending Masonic meetings.

Thanks to a loan from the Brethren of Mt. Nebo Lodge #91 of Shepherdstown, West Virginia, Mount Vernon has been able to display this special object on the national observance of George Washington’s birthday since 2011.

February 1st - February 28th, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Slave Life at Mount Vernon Tour

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.

February 15th - February 16th, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
George Washington’s 282nd Birthday Celebration

George Washington’s favorite breakfast was “hoecakes swimming in butter and honey.” Join “General Washington” for a sample of this meal (while supplies last) from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Following the breakfast sampler, visitors can mingle with costumed characters from George Washington’s world. This event is included in admission. 

 

Full Schedule of Events:

 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15 2014

9:00am - 12:00pm

"Breakfast with George Washington" in the Greenhouse

Samples offered while supplies last.

 

10:00am - 10:30am

Wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb

 

11:00am - 1:00pm

“As I Know Him” in locations around the Historic Area

People from Washington’s World share personal stories about Washington and encourage guests to submit their stories for the afternoon program.

 

2:00pm - 2:30pm

“General Washington, We Honor You” at the Mansion Circle

People from Washington’s World gather with guests to share selected stories with the General, who reflects and speaks to the assembly. Selections of guest-submitted stories will be read aloud.

 

3:00pm - 3:30pm

Wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb

 

 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16 2014

9:00am - 12:00pm

"Breakfast with George Washington" in the Greenhouse

Samples offered while supplies last.

 

10:00am - 10:30am

Wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb

 

11:00am - 1:00pm

“As I Know Him” in locations around the Historic Area

People from Washington’s World share personal stories about Washington and encourage guests to submit their stories for the afternoon program.

 

2:00pm - 2:30pm

People to People wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb

 

2:00pm - 2:30pm

“General Washington, We Honor You” at the Mansion Circle

People from Washington’s World gather with guests to share selected stories with the General, who reflects and speaks to the assembly. Selections of guest-submitted stories will be read aloud.

 

3:00pm - 3:30pm

Wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb

February 1st - February 28th, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Mount Vernon Celebrates Black History Month

In observance of Black History Month, February 1 through 28, Mount Vernon highlights the lives and contributions of the slaves who built and operated the plantation home of George and Martha Washington. Throughout the month, a daily Slave Life at Mount Vernon tour explores the lives and contributions of the slaves who lived at Mount Vernon. A wreathlaying and presentation occurs daily at the slave memorial site throughout the month of February. Black History Month activities are included in admission.

February 14th - February 17th, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
George Washington's Masonic Apron on View

This Masonic apron was made in France and is believed to have been presented to George Washington at Mount Vernon in 1784 by the Marquis de Lafayette, a former general and close friend of Washington’s, who was also a Freemason.  The apron features Masonic symbols, such as compasses and a square, together with the crossed flags of the United States and France, all exquisitely embroidered in silk and gold- and silver-wrapped threads with metallic sequins. On view in the Donald W. Reynolds Museum and Education Center, Washington would have worn this apron when attending Masonic meetings.

Thanks to a loan from the Brethren of Mt. Nebo Lodge #91 of Shepherdstown, West Virginia, Mount Vernon has been able to display this special object on the national observance of George Washington’s birthday since 2011.

February 1st - February 28th, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Slave Life at Mount Vernon Tour

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.

February 1st - February 28th, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Mount Vernon Celebrates Black History Month

In observance of Black History Month, February 1 through 28, Mount Vernon highlights the lives and contributions of the slaves who built and operated the plantation home of George and Martha Washington. Throughout the month, a daily Slave Life at Mount Vernon tour explores the lives and contributions of the slaves who lived at Mount Vernon. A wreathlaying and presentation occurs daily at the slave memorial site throughout the month of February. Black History Month activities are included in admission.

February 15th - February 16th, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
George Washington’s 282nd Birthday Celebration

George Washington’s favorite breakfast was “hoecakes swimming in butter and honey.” Join “General Washington” for a sample of this meal (while supplies last) from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Following the breakfast sampler, visitors can mingle with costumed characters from George Washington’s world. This event is included in admission. 

 

Full Schedule of Events:

 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15 2014

9:00am - 12:00pm

"Breakfast with George Washington" in the Greenhouse

Samples offered while supplies last.

 

10:00am - 10:30am

Wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb

 

11:00am - 1:00pm

“As I Know Him” in locations around the Historic Area

People from Washington’s World share personal stories about Washington and encourage guests to submit their stories for the afternoon program.

 

2:00pm - 2:30pm

“General Washington, We Honor You” at the Mansion Circle

People from Washington’s World gather with guests to share selected stories with the General, who reflects and speaks to the assembly. Selections of guest-submitted stories will be read aloud.

 

3:00pm - 3:30pm

Wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb

 

 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16 2014

9:00am - 12:00pm

"Breakfast with George Washington" in the Greenhouse

Samples offered while supplies last.

 

10:00am - 10:30am

Wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb

 

11:00am - 1:00pm

“As I Know Him” in locations around the Historic Area

People from Washington’s World share personal stories about Washington and encourage guests to submit their stories for the afternoon program.

 

2:00pm - 2:30pm

People to People wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb

 

2:00pm - 2:30pm

“General Washington, We Honor You” at the Mansion Circle

People from Washington’s World gather with guests to share selected stories with the General, who reflects and speaks to the assembly. Selections of guest-submitted stories will be read aloud.

 

3:00pm - 3:30pm

Wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb

February 14th - February 17th, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
George Washington's Masonic Apron on View

This Masonic apron was made in France and is believed to have been presented to George Washington at Mount Vernon in 1784 by the Marquis de Lafayette, a former general and close friend of Washington’s, who was also a Freemason.  The apron features Masonic symbols, such as compasses and a square, together with the crossed flags of the United States and France, all exquisitely embroidered in silk and gold- and silver-wrapped threads with metallic sequins. On view in the Donald W. Reynolds Museum and Education Center, Washington would have worn this apron when attending Masonic meetings.

Thanks to a loan from the Brethren of Mt. Nebo Lodge #91 of Shepherdstown, West Virginia, Mount Vernon has been able to display this special object on the national observance of George Washington’s birthday since 2011.

February 1st - February 28th, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Slave Life at Mount Vernon Tour

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.

February 17th 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
George Washington’s 282nd Birthday (Observed) – FREE ADMISSION

Celebrate the national observance of George Washington’s birthday by visiting his home and burial site FREE of charge on this day. The traditional wreathlaying ceremony at Washington's Tomb takes place at 10 a.m., followed by patriotic music and military performances on the Bowling Green. “General Washington” is on the grounds to greet visitors and receive birthday wishes all day. 

 

Full Schedule of events:


8:00am - 9:00am

Early Opening

 

8:00am - 5:00pm

Pioneer Farm Open

 

10:00am - 10:30am

Presidential wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb

A Military District of Washington representative places a wreath from the 44th President of the United States at the Tomb.

 

10:30am - 11:00am

“Official Observance of Washington’s Birthday” with the Governor on the East Lawn

Remarks by Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe, the Commanding General of the Military District of Washington, the Regent of the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association, and the President of Mount Vernon. The National Anthem will be performed and a special 21-gun salute will be offered in commemoration of General Washington.

 

11:00am - 1:00pm

“As I Know Him” in locations around the Historic Area

People from Washington’s World share personal stories about Washington and encourage guests to submit their stories for the afternoon program.

 

11:00am – 11:30am

Military demonstration

A military demonstration by the U.S. Army Military District of Washington, featuring the U.S. Army 3rd Infantry, the Old Guard Fife & Drum Corps and the Commander-in-Chief’s Guard.

 

1:00pm - 1:30pm

Musical salute to the First President 

An encore performance by the U.S. Army 3rd Infantry’s Old Guard Fife & Drum Corps.

 

2:00pm - 2:30pm

“General Washington, We Honor You” at the Mansion Circle

People from Washington’s World gather with guests to share selected stories with the General, who reflects and speaks to the assembly. Selections of guest-submitted stories will be read aloud.

 

2:00pm - 5:30pm

Book Signing

Author Bentley Boyd will be signing several titles from his Chester Comix series, including our own George Washington Leads the Way, in the Vaughan Lobby of the Mount Vernon Inn Complex

 

3:00pm - 3:30pm

Wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb

February 1st - February 28th, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Mount Vernon Celebrates Black History Month

In observance of Black History Month, February 1 through 28, Mount Vernon highlights the lives and contributions of the slaves who built and operated the plantation home of George and Martha Washington. Throughout the month, a daily Slave Life at Mount Vernon tour explores the lives and contributions of the slaves who lived at Mount Vernon. A wreathlaying and presentation occurs daily at the slave memorial site throughout the month of February. Black History Month activities are included in admission.

February 14th - February 17th, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
George Washington's Masonic Apron on View

This Masonic apron was made in France and is believed to have been presented to George Washington at Mount Vernon in 1784 by the Marquis de Lafayette, a former general and close friend of Washington’s, who was also a Freemason.  The apron features Masonic symbols, such as compasses and a square, together with the crossed flags of the United States and France, all exquisitely embroidered in silk and gold- and silver-wrapped threads with metallic sequins. On view in the Donald W. Reynolds Museum and Education Center, Washington would have worn this apron when attending Masonic meetings.

Thanks to a loan from the Brethren of Mt. Nebo Lodge #91 of Shepherdstown, West Virginia, Mount Vernon has been able to display this special object on the national observance of George Washington’s birthday since 2011.

February 1st - February 28th, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Slave Life at Mount Vernon Tour

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.

February 1st - February 28th, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Mount Vernon Celebrates Black History Month

In observance of Black History Month, February 1 through 28, Mount Vernon highlights the lives and contributions of the slaves who built and operated the plantation home of George and Martha Washington. Throughout the month, a daily Slave Life at Mount Vernon tour explores the lives and contributions of the slaves who lived at Mount Vernon. A wreathlaying and presentation occurs daily at the slave memorial site throughout the month of February. Black History Month activities are included in admission.

February 1st - February 28th, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Slave Life at Mount Vernon Tour

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.

November 19th - April 29th, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Tours of the National Library for the Study of George Washington

By popular demand, Mount Vernon is now offering tours of the newly opened Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington!

Led by Mount Vernon tour guides and Library staff members, this new tour will offer access to the main floor of the much-anticipated center for scholarship about George Washington, Colonial America, and the Revolutionary Era. View rare books and manuscripts, special collections and art, research resources, and one-of-a-kind design details such as custom-created busts of the Founding Fathers.

Tour includes access to:
The Karen Buchwald Wright Reading Room
The John and Adrienne Mars Rare Books & Manuscripts Room
The Ann and John Bookout Reception Hall
Open Stacks
Conference Wing

The Library tour is included in general admission but a ticket is required to reserve a space.

Click here to reserve a ticket.

Limited to 20 guests on a first-come, first-served basis.  Ages 12 and over. Guests will meet their guide at 1:30pm in the Donald W. Reynolds Education Center & Museum lobby. Tours are one-hour in length.

*There will be limited access to the John and Adrienne Mars Rare Books & Manuscripts Room due to space constraints.

See photos of the new Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington – from its groundbreaking to its opening day.

January 7th - March 14th, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Signature Tour

Go behind the scenes during your guided exploration of the Mansion to see areas not normally open to guests, including the third floor (where Martha Washington retired after the death of her husband in 1799) and the basement!

This special tour costs $5 per tour in addition to Estate admission.

February 1st - February 28th, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Mount Vernon Celebrates Black History Month

In observance of Black History Month, February 1 through 28, Mount Vernon highlights the lives and contributions of the slaves who built and operated the plantation home of George and Martha Washington. Throughout the month, a daily Slave Life at Mount Vernon tour explores the lives and contributions of the slaves who lived at Mount Vernon. A wreathlaying and presentation occurs daily at the slave memorial site throughout the month of February. Black History Month activities are included in admission.

February 1st - February 28th, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Slave Life at Mount Vernon Tour

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.

January 7th - March 14th, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Signature Tour

Go behind the scenes during your guided exploration of the Mansion to see areas not normally open to guests, including the third floor (where Martha Washington retired after the death of her husband in 1799) and the basement!

This special tour costs $5 per tour in addition to Estate admission.

February 1st - February 28th, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Mount Vernon Celebrates Black History Month

In observance of Black History Month, February 1 through 28, Mount Vernon highlights the lives and contributions of the slaves who built and operated the plantation home of George and Martha Washington. Throughout the month, a daily Slave Life at Mount Vernon tour explores the lives and contributions of the slaves who lived at Mount Vernon. A wreathlaying and presentation occurs daily at the slave memorial site throughout the month of February. Black History Month activities are included in admission.

February 1st - February 28th, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Slave Life at Mount Vernon Tour

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.

January 7th - March 14th, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Signature Tour

Go behind the scenes during your guided exploration of the Mansion to see areas not normally open to guests, including the third floor (where Martha Washington retired after the death of her husband in 1799) and the basement!

This special tour costs $5 per tour in addition to Estate admission.

February 1st - February 28th, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Mount Vernon Celebrates Black History Month

In observance of Black History Month, February 1 through 28, Mount Vernon highlights the lives and contributions of the slaves who built and operated the plantation home of George and Martha Washington. Throughout the month, a daily Slave Life at Mount Vernon tour explores the lives and contributions of the slaves who lived at Mount Vernon. A wreathlaying and presentation occurs daily at the slave memorial site throughout the month of February. Black History Month activities are included in admission.

February 1st - February 28th, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Slave Life at Mount Vernon Tour

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.

January 7th - March 14th, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Signature Tour

Go behind the scenes during your guided exploration of the Mansion to see areas not normally open to guests, including the third floor (where Martha Washington retired after the death of her husband in 1799) and the basement!

This special tour costs $5 per tour in addition to Estate admission.

February 1st - February 28th, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Mount Vernon Celebrates Black History Month

In observance of Black History Month, February 1 through 28, Mount Vernon highlights the lives and contributions of the slaves who built and operated the plantation home of George and Martha Washington. Throughout the month, a daily Slave Life at Mount Vernon tour explores the lives and contributions of the slaves who lived at Mount Vernon. A wreathlaying and presentation occurs daily at the slave memorial site throughout the month of February. Black History Month activities are included in admission.

February 22nd 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
New Exhibition – Gardens & Groves Grand Opening

Mount Vernon invites visitors to explore George Washington’s design for the grounds of his estate, highlighting the first president’s interests and talents as a landscape designer through the exciting new exhibition, Garden & Groves: George Washington’s Landscape at Mount Vernon. On view in The Donald W. Reynolds Museum & Education Center’s F.M. Kirby Foundation Gallery, Gardens & Groves showcases more than 40 objects combining rarely-seen items from Mount Vernon’s collection with original Washington books and letter loaned from institutions across the country. The centerpiece of Gardens & Groves is a spectacular 8’x 9’x 11’ model of Mount Vernon’s landscape as Washington last saw it in 1799. Gardens & Groves will be on view through January 2016. 

February 22nd - January 10th, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Gardens & Groves: George Washington's Landscape at Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon invites visitors to explore George Washington’s design for the grounds of his estate, highlighting the first president’s interests and talents as a landscape designer through the exciting new exhibition, Garden & Groves: George Washington’s Landscape at Mount Vernon. On view in The Donald W. Reynolds Museum & Education Center’s F.M. Kirby Foundation Gallery, Gardens & Groves showcases more than 40 objects combining rarely-seen items from Mount Vernon’s collection with original Washington books and letter loaned from institutions across the country.  The centerpiece of Gardens & Groves is a spectacular 8’x 9’x 11’ model of Mount Vernon’s landscape as Washington last saw it in 1799. Gardens & Groves will be on view through January 2016.

February 22nd 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
George Washington's 282nd Birthday! Special Birthday Offer: 2 for $22

George Washington’s 282nd birthday is February 22. To celebrate, Mount Vernon is offering any two daytime admission tickets for just $22—a savings of up to $14. Admission is also FREE for anyone named George (ID required). Tickets must be purchased at the gate.

Learn more about our seasonal offers.

February 22nd 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
George Washington’s 282nd Birthday

George Washington's 282nd birthday is February 22. Anyone named George, or whose birthday, like Washington's, is February 22, will be admitted FREE upon presenting identification.

Mount Vernon is also offering any two daytime admission tickets for just $22—a savings of up to $14. Use promo code generalwashington. 

 

 

 

February 1st - February 28th, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Slave Life at Mount Vernon Tour

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.

January 7th - March 14th, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Signature Tour

Go behind the scenes during your guided exploration of the Mansion to see areas not normally open to guests, including the third floor (where Martha Washington retired after the death of her husband in 1799) and the basement!

This special tour costs $5 per tour in addition to Estate admission.

February 1st - February 28th, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Mount Vernon Celebrates Black History Month

In observance of Black History Month, February 1 through 28, Mount Vernon highlights the lives and contributions of the slaves who built and operated the plantation home of George and Martha Washington. Throughout the month, a daily Slave Life at Mount Vernon tour explores the lives and contributions of the slaves who lived at Mount Vernon. A wreathlaying and presentation occurs daily at the slave memorial site throughout the month of February. Black History Month activities are included in admission.

February 22nd - January 10th, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Gardens & Groves: George Washington's Landscape at Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon invites visitors to explore George Washington’s design for the grounds of his estate, highlighting the first president’s interests and talents as a landscape designer through the exciting new exhibition, Garden & Groves: George Washington’s Landscape at Mount Vernon. On view in The Donald W. Reynolds Museum & Education Center’s F.M. Kirby Foundation Gallery, Gardens & Groves showcases more than 40 objects combining rarely-seen items from Mount Vernon’s collection with original Washington books and letter loaned from institutions across the country.  The centerpiece of Gardens & Groves is a spectacular 8’x 9’x 11’ model of Mount Vernon’s landscape as Washington last saw it in 1799. Gardens & Groves will be on view through January 2016.

February 23rd 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Special Birthday Offer: 2 for $22

George Washington’s 282nd birthday is February 22. To celebrate, Mount Vernon is offering any two daytime admission tickets for just $22—a savings of up to $14. Admission is also FREE for anyone named George (ID required). Tickets must be purchased at the gate.

Learn more about our seasonal offers.

February 1st - February 28th, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Slave Life at Mount Vernon Tour

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.

January 7th - March 14th, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Signature Tour

Go behind the scenes during your guided exploration of the Mansion to see areas not normally open to guests, including the third floor (where Martha Washington retired after the death of her husband in 1799) and the basement!

This special tour costs $5 per tour in addition to Estate admission.

February 1st - February 28th, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Mount Vernon Celebrates Black History Month

In observance of Black History Month, February 1 through 28, Mount Vernon highlights the lives and contributions of the slaves who built and operated the plantation home of George and Martha Washington. Throughout the month, a daily Slave Life at Mount Vernon tour explores the lives and contributions of the slaves who lived at Mount Vernon. A wreathlaying and presentation occurs daily at the slave memorial site throughout the month of February. Black History Month activities are included in admission.

February 22nd - January 10th, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Gardens & Groves: George Washington's Landscape at Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon invites visitors to explore George Washington’s design for the grounds of his estate, highlighting the first president’s interests and talents as a landscape designer through the exciting new exhibition, Garden & Groves: George Washington’s Landscape at Mount Vernon. On view in The Donald W. Reynolds Museum & Education Center’s F.M. Kirby Foundation Gallery, Gardens & Groves showcases more than 40 objects combining rarely-seen items from Mount Vernon’s collection with original Washington books and letter loaned from institutions across the country.  The centerpiece of Gardens & Groves is a spectacular 8’x 9’x 11’ model of Mount Vernon’s landscape as Washington last saw it in 1799. Gardens & Groves will be on view through January 2016.

February 1st - February 28th, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Slave Life at Mount Vernon Tour

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.

January 7th - March 14th, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Signature Tour

Go behind the scenes during your guided exploration of the Mansion to see areas not normally open to guests, including the third floor (where Martha Washington retired after the death of her husband in 1799) and the basement!

This special tour costs $5 per tour in addition to Estate admission.

February 1st - February 28th, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Mount Vernon Celebrates Black History Month

In observance of Black History Month, February 1 through 28, Mount Vernon highlights the lives and contributions of the slaves who built and operated the plantation home of George and Martha Washington. Throughout the month, a daily Slave Life at Mount Vernon tour explores the lives and contributions of the slaves who lived at Mount Vernon. A wreathlaying and presentation occurs daily at the slave memorial site throughout the month of February. Black History Month activities are included in admission.

February 22nd - January 10th, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Gardens & Groves: George Washington's Landscape at Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon invites visitors to explore George Washington’s design for the grounds of his estate, highlighting the first president’s interests and talents as a landscape designer through the exciting new exhibition, Garden & Groves: George Washington’s Landscape at Mount Vernon. On view in The Donald W. Reynolds Museum & Education Center’s F.M. Kirby Foundation Gallery, Gardens & Groves showcases more than 40 objects combining rarely-seen items from Mount Vernon’s collection with original Washington books and letter loaned from institutions across the country.  The centerpiece of Gardens & Groves is a spectacular 8’x 9’x 11’ model of Mount Vernon’s landscape as Washington last saw it in 1799. Gardens & Groves will be on view through January 2016.

February 1st - February 28th, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Slave Life at Mount Vernon Tour

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.

January 7th - March 14th, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Signature Tour

Go behind the scenes during your guided exploration of the Mansion to see areas not normally open to guests, including the third floor (where Martha Washington retired after the death of her husband in 1799) and the basement!

This special tour costs $5 per tour in addition to Estate admission.

February 1st - February 28th, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Mount Vernon Celebrates Black History Month

In observance of Black History Month, February 1 through 28, Mount Vernon highlights the lives and contributions of the slaves who built and operated the plantation home of George and Martha Washington. Throughout the month, a daily Slave Life at Mount Vernon tour explores the lives and contributions of the slaves who lived at Mount Vernon. A wreathlaying and presentation occurs daily at the slave memorial site throughout the month of February. Black History Month activities are included in admission.

February 22nd - January 10th, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Gardens & Groves: George Washington's Landscape at Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon invites visitors to explore George Washington’s design for the grounds of his estate, highlighting the first president’s interests and talents as a landscape designer through the exciting new exhibition, Garden & Groves: George Washington’s Landscape at Mount Vernon. On view in The Donald W. Reynolds Museum & Education Center’s F.M. Kirby Foundation Gallery, Gardens & Groves showcases more than 40 objects combining rarely-seen items from Mount Vernon’s collection with original Washington books and letter loaned from institutions across the country.  The centerpiece of Gardens & Groves is a spectacular 8’x 9’x 11’ model of Mount Vernon’s landscape as Washington last saw it in 1799. Gardens & Groves will be on view through January 2016.

February 1st - February 28th, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Slave Life at Mount Vernon Tour

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.

January 7th - March 14th, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Signature Tour

Go behind the scenes during your guided exploration of the Mansion to see areas not normally open to guests, including the third floor (where Martha Washington retired after the death of her husband in 1799) and the basement!

This special tour costs $5 per tour in addition to Estate admission.

February 1st - February 28th, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Mount Vernon Celebrates Black History Month

In observance of Black History Month, February 1 through 28, Mount Vernon highlights the lives and contributions of the slaves who built and operated the plantation home of George and Martha Washington. Throughout the month, a daily Slave Life at Mount Vernon tour explores the lives and contributions of the slaves who lived at Mount Vernon. A wreathlaying and presentation occurs daily at the slave memorial site throughout the month of February. Black History Month activities are included in admission.

February 22nd - January 10th, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Gardens & Groves: George Washington's Landscape at Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon invites visitors to explore George Washington’s design for the grounds of his estate, highlighting the first president’s interests and talents as a landscape designer through the exciting new exhibition, Garden & Groves: George Washington’s Landscape at Mount Vernon. On view in The Donald W. Reynolds Museum & Education Center’s F.M. Kirby Foundation Gallery, Gardens & Groves showcases more than 40 objects combining rarely-seen items from Mount Vernon’s collection with original Washington books and letter loaned from institutions across the country.  The centerpiece of Gardens & Groves is a spectacular 8’x 9’x 11’ model of Mount Vernon’s landscape as Washington last saw it in 1799. Gardens & Groves will be on view through January 2016.

February 1st - February 28th, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Slave Life at Mount Vernon Tour

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.

January 7th - March 14th, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Signature Tour

Go behind the scenes during your guided exploration of the Mansion to see areas not normally open to guests, including the third floor (where Martha Washington retired after the death of her husband in 1799) and the basement!

This special tour costs $5 per tour in addition to Estate admission.

February 1st - February 28th, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Mount Vernon Celebrates Black History Month

In observance of Black History Month, February 1 through 28, Mount Vernon highlights the lives and contributions of the slaves who built and operated the plantation home of George and Martha Washington. Throughout the month, a daily Slave Life at Mount Vernon tour explores the lives and contributions of the slaves who lived at Mount Vernon. A wreathlaying and presentation occurs daily at the slave memorial site throughout the month of February. Black History Month activities are included in admission.

February 22nd - January 10th, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Gardens & Groves: George Washington's Landscape at Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon invites visitors to explore George Washington’s design for the grounds of his estate, highlighting the first president’s interests and talents as a landscape designer through the exciting new exhibition, Garden & Groves: George Washington’s Landscape at Mount Vernon. On view in The Donald W. Reynolds Museum & Education Center’s F.M. Kirby Foundation Gallery, Gardens & Groves showcases more than 40 objects combining rarely-seen items from Mount Vernon’s collection with original Washington books and letter loaned from institutions across the country.  The centerpiece of Gardens & Groves is a spectacular 8’x 9’x 11’ model of Mount Vernon’s landscape as Washington last saw it in 1799. Gardens & Groves will be on view through January 2016.

February 1st - February 28th, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Slave Life at Mount Vernon Tour

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.

January 7th - March 14th, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Signature Tour

Go behind the scenes during your guided exploration of the Mansion to see areas not normally open to guests, including the third floor (where Martha Washington retired after the death of her husband in 1799) and the basement!

This special tour costs $5 per tour in addition to Estate admission.