For Immediate Release
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Melissa Wood (703) 799-5203
MOUNT VERNON, Va. – Mount Vernon welcomes the spring season with special activities and tours beginning Saturday, March 31. Visitors participating in Mount Vernon’s new food-themed walking tour, Dinner for the Washingtons, will receive a taste of cherry punch, adapted from Martha Washington’s recipe, in honor of the centennial anniversary of the Cherry Blossom Festival (through April 22).
As one of the few early-opening attractions in the Washington, D.C. area, Mount Vernon will open its doors at 8:00 a.m. daily through August, giving visitors an extra hour to explore the Estate. For visitors looking to save a few “Washingtons,” Mount Vernon is also bringing back its special money-saving and value-added admission packages featuring audio tours, river cruises, and more.
Special walking tours
Other Seasonal Activities
Deals & Discounts
Regular admission to the Estate is $15 for adults; $7 for youth ages 6-11; and free for children five and younger.
Since 1860, more than 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.