The interior of the Mansion is closed for restoration but we're still open and there's a lot to see and do!

The Library frequently hosts a variety of dynamic events, welcoming established scholars, leaders, and experts from numerous fields.



Upcoming Events

Bonus Ford Evening Book Talk: John Avlon

Ford Orientation Center

Mount Vernon welcomes author John Avlon to the Robert H. and Clarice Smith Theater to discuss his book Washington's Farewell: The Founding Father's Warning to Future Generations on Wednesday, February 1, 2017. 

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Ford Evening Book Talk: Erica Armstrong Dunbar

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Mount Vernon welcomes author Erica Armstrong Dunbar to the David M. Rubenstein Leadership Hall to discuss her book Never Caught: The Washingtons' Relentless Pursuit of their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge on Wednesday, February 15, 2017.

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Lunch and Fellowship with the Financial Papers of George Washington

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Please join us for lunch and compelling discussion with Jennifer Stertzer, Erica Cavanaugh, and Adrina Garbooshian-Huggins from the Financial Papers of George Washington Project at the Fred W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington on Wednesday, February 22, 2017. A boxed lunch will be provided.

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Ford Evening Book Talk: John Steele Gordon

Mount Vernon welcomes author John Steele Gordon to the Robert H. and Clarice Smith Auditorium to discuss his book Washington's Monument: And the Fascinating History of the Obelisk on Wednesday, March 1, 2017.

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2017 Annual Martha Washington Lecture

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Mount Vernon and the Fred W. Smith Library welcome Flora Fraser and Zara Anishanslin to the David M. Rubenstein Leadership Hall to discuss 18th-Century Women as Consumers on Both Sides of the Atlantic on Tuesday, March 14, 2017.

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The 2017 Michelle Smith Lecture Series

Robert H. and Clarice Smith Auditorium

The 2017 Michelle Smith Lecture Series will include three presentations delivered by a cadre of outstanding authors over a period of three months. A reception and book signing will take place after each lecture. Participation is by subscription to the entire series.

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Ford Evening Book Talk: Michael Klarman

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Mount Vernon welcomes author Michael J. Klarman to the David M. Rubenstein Leadership Hall to discuss his book The Framers' Coup: The Making of the United States Constitution on Tuesday, April 11, 2017.

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The 2017 Michelle Smith Lecture Series

Robert H. and Clarice Smith Auditorium

The 2017 Michelle Smith Lecture Series will include three presentations delivered by a cadre of outstanding authors over a period of three months. A reception and book signing will take place after each lecture. Participation is by subscription to the entire series.

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The 2017 Michelle Smith Lecture Series

The 2017 Michelle Smith Lecture Series will include three presentations delivered by a cadre of outstanding authors over a period of three months. A reception and book signing will take place after each lecture. Participation is by subscription to the entire series.

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The 2017 Mount Vernon Symposium

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Join leading gardeners, historians, horticulturalists, archaeologists, and preservationists as they reconsider the importance of gardening, landscapes, and design in early America.

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