Visitors of all ages can experience a unique piece of history in the Donald W. Reynolds Museum - George Washington’s annotated copy of the Acts of Congress. This rare volume garnered world-wide attention this summer when it was offered for sale and broke auction world records for an American historical document. The remarkably well-preserved book includes Washington’s copy of the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and other legislation passed by the first session of Congress, complete with his personal annotations.
The Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association captured worldwide media attention after acquiring the book at auction earlier this year. It will be permanently housed at the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington, which opens in fall 2013. Read more.
November - February, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
All children that are Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and Camp Fire Club members, in uniform or wearing an official pin, are admitted FREE to the estate. Two leaders from each group will receive a discounted admission rate of $7. Additional adults accompanying scouts will be charged the regular $15 admission fee.
During this time period the Pioneer Farm will not be staffed, however, we invite your troops to tour the Mansion, lay a wreath at the General’s Tomb (must be reserved in advance by contacting our Reservations Office at 703-799-8688 or firstname.lastname@example.org), and explore our state-of-the-art galleries and theaters in the Donald W. Reynolds Museum and Education Center.
Jan-Mar, Daily, 12pm
April-Oct, Daily, 10am & 3pm.
Recite “Washington’s Prayer for His Country” and the Pledge of Allegiance as part of this tribute, offered daily at the tomb of George and Martha Washington.