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The Mount Vernon Inn Offers First Wine Dinner at First President's Estate

Thu, 01/19/2012

For Immediate Release
January 19, 2012
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The Mount Vernon Inn Offers First Wine Dinner at First President’s Estate

A Well-Stocked Cellar: Dinner and Wine Tasting at Mount Vernon takes place on March 9

Mount Vernon, VA – Mount Vernon invites you to join in an unforgettable evening of wine, history, and delectable food on Friday, March 9, at 6:30 p.m. The Mount Vernon Inn’s inaugural wine dinner, A Well-Stocked Cellar: Dinner and Wine Tasting at Mount Vernon, begins with a private reception and remarks from Mount Vernon staff.  Following the reception, guests will move up to the Mansion for a private tour that includes Washington’s cellar. A Well-Stocked Cellar: Dinner and Wine Tasting at Mount Vernon concludes with a special four-course dinner at the Mount Vernon Inn with historic commentary between courses from Mount Vernon staff.  Carefully selected fine wines, port, and Madeira wine similar to what would have been enjoyed by the Washingtons will be paired with the courses. 

Tickets are $110 and include tax and gratuity. Available beginning February 1 through or 703.780.2000. This event is limited in capacity.

About Mount Vernon Estate, Museum & Gardens

Since 1860, more than 80 million visitors have made George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate, Museum & 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. For more information about Mount Vernon, please visit