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Available: July 6th - October 27th, 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Saving Mount Vernon

The beloved home of our nation’s first president was on the brink of ruin when a group of women from around the country banded together in the 1850s to save it for generations to come.  Now, more than 150 years and 85 million visitors later, the work of preserving this property continues.  During this 45-minute tour, visit the rarely seen Mansion basement and wander the historic area to learn of the heroics of the estate’s caretakers during the Civil War, and the robust efforts of many over the century and a half that followed.  Offered at 3:30pm on weekends, July through October, this tour is limited to 20 people and costs $5 in addition to general admission.

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