For Immediate Release
April 30, 2012
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Melissa Wood (703) 799-5203
Mount Vernon, VA – George Washington’s home, Mount Vernon, welcomes thousands of Girl Scouts from across the country for special activities on Sunday, June 10! The first 250 Girl Scouts to complete the Mount Vernon Historic Trail activities will receive a free patch. The celebration continues at 11 a.m., with thousands of Girls Scouts taking a group photo in front of the Mansion featuring “George and Martha”, a 60-foot flag, and confetti! Mount Vernon will have carnations for the Girl Scouts to lay at the Washingtons’ tomb all day. All events are included in regular Estate admission: adults, $15.00; children ages 6-11, $7.00; and children under 5 are admitted free. Please visit www.MountVernon.org for more information.
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.