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Save Some "Wa$hington$" at Historic Mount Vernon

Wed, 01/20/2010

For Immediate Release
January 20, 2010
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Melissa Wood (703) 799-5203

Save Some "Wa$hington$" at Historic Mount Vernon

MOUNT VERNON, Va. – Save some "Wa$hington$" at Historic Mount Vernon this winter season!  From January 18 through February 28, visitors can save $3 per adult and $2 per child with the purchase of a Winter Savings Package, which includes admission and an audio tour plus 10% off at the Shops and a free small beverage with a purchase at the Food Court (requires package purchase). The adult Winter Savings Package is $18 and the youth Winter Savings Package is $11.  Visitors can take advantage of these savings through or in person at the Ford Orientation Center.

Regular admission to the Estate is $15 for adults; $7 for youth ages 6-11; and free for children five and younger.

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Events, programs, and activities are subject to change.

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

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’soldest 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.