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George Washington’s Home Opens its Doors for a "Night at Mount Vernon"!

Thu, 04/09/2009

Special Evening Program May 22-24 and 29-31
For Immediate Release
April 9, 2009

Media Contact:
Melissa Wood (703) 799-5203
mwood@mountvernon.org

George Washington’s Home Opens its Doors for a "Night at Mount Vernon"!

MOUNT VERNON, Va. – Celebrate the movie “Night at the Museum” by having a “Night at Mount Vernon”! George Washington’s home is opening its doors for an unprecedented evening event May 22-24 and 29-31, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Stroll the lantern-lit grounds and immerse yourself in the 18th century as the sun sets on the plantation. In the Donald W. Reynolds Education Center, people come out of displays just like in the movie – so keep an eye out for wandering exhibits! Meet characters from Washington’s world as they come to life during this special event. Admission is $15 for adults and $7 for youth ages 6-11 (the same as daytime admission). Advanced ticket purchase will be available beginning April 13 online through Visit.MountVernon.org and in person at the Ford Orientation Center from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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Events, programs, and activities are subject to change.

Public Information:
703-780-2000; 703-799-8697 (TDD); Visit.MountVernon.org

Since 1860, over 80 million visitors have made George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate & Gardens the most popular historic home in America.  Through thought-provoking tours, entertaining events, and stimulating educational programs on the Estate and in classrooms across the nation, Mount Vernon strives to preserve George Washington’s place in history as “First in War, First in Peace, and First in the Hearts of His Countrymen.”  Mount Vernon is owned and operated by the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association, America’s oldest national preservation organization, founded in 1853.  A picturesque drive to the southern end of the scenic George Washington Memorial Parkway, Mount Vernon is located just 16 miles from the nation’s capital.

Hours of operation: April-August, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; March, September, October, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; November – February, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Regular admission rates: adults, $15.00; senior citizens, $14.00; children age 6-11, when accompanied by an adult, $7.00; and children under age 5, FREE.  Admission fees, restaurant and retail proceeds, along with private donations, support the operation and restoration of Mount Vernon.