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Fall Harvest Celebration at George Washington’s Farm!

Wed, 09/15/2010

For Immediate Release
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Media contact:
Melissa Wood (703) 799-5203
mwood@mountvernon.org

Fall Harvest Celebration at George Washington’s Farm!
Mount Vernon, Va - Mount Vernon welcomes the autumn season with Fall Harvest Family Days, October 23 and 24 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The entire family enjoys autumn activities including wagon rides, wheat treading in the 16-sided barn, 18th-century dancing demonstrations, a straw bale maze, farrier (blacksmithing) demonstrations, bee keeping demonstrations, apple-roasting, corn husk dolls demonstrations and early-American games and music.  Potomac River sightseeing cruises are half-price. Fall Harvest Family Days are included in regular Estate admission: adults, $15.00; children ages 6-11, $7.00; and children under 5 are admitted free. 

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Events, programs, and activities are subject to change.

 
Public Information: 703-780-2000; 703-799-8697 (TDD); www.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.