Cyclists can reach Mount Vernon from Washington, D.C. via the Mount Vernon trail. Nearly 18 miles long, the paved Trail follows the Potomac River’s Virginia shoreline from Theodore Roosevelt Island (near Rosslyn, Virginia) to Mount Vernon. Bike racks are located at the end of the bike trail. Read More
The hoecake, a cornmeal-based breakfast food that resembles the pancake, was George Washington's favorite food. He liked his "swimming in butter in honey." Mount Vernon invited four area chefs to a hoecake cook-off in which they put their own spin on this colonial classic. Watch and see which rendition the General preferred.
I am writing to share some news concerning my tenure as president of George Washington’s Mount Vernon. After 18 years as chief executive, I have announced my retirement in June of this year due to health considerations. While this comes with great regret, I am sustained by the privilege of working for almost three decades with our hardworking and inspiring Ladies of the Association as well as our superb staff. Together, we have accomplished so much more than we expected, and one of my strongest memories has been my interaction with so many engaged an
A new home for George Washington's manuscripts and valuable belongings is being built at Mount Vernon, across the street from the Estate. The Fred. W. Smith National Library for the Study of George Washington isn't slated to open until summer 2013, but construction is well underway.
Step back in time for a 45-minutes immersive experience. Join people from Washington's world, like his granddaughter, personal secretary, or farm managers, as they go about their daily activities, making several stops along the way. Offered weekends at 1:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 per person, in addition to Estate admission.
Glassmaking in America began in Jamestown, Virginia. Today, artisans employ tools and techniques similar to those used centuries ago to produce glass at the Jamestown Glasshouse, part of Colonial National Historic Park.