Mount Vernon offers a diverse collection of special activities and tours each day of the year!

Check our Events & Exhibitions calendar for scheduling information for all of our upcoming specialty tours and scheduled events.

National Treasure Tour

Go behind-the-scenes of the blockbuster movie "National Treasure: Book of Secrets" at Mount Vernon. This popular tour combines Hollywood and history, giving visitors stories about the filming and information on how the locations were used during Washington's time. 

Offered: Daily, March-December, times vary.

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The Enslaved People of Mount Vernon

This 60-minute guided tour highlights the lives and contributions of the enslaved people who built and operated Mount Vernon. Listen to their stories and learn more about their daily life on the estate.

Offered: Daily, February-March, 11:30AM, April-October, 10AM & 2PM

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Sightseeing Cruise

See George Washington’s Mount Vernon from a different perspective during this 45-minute narrated sightseeing excursion on the Potomac River.

Offered: Seasonally, please check calendar for availability

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Gardens & Groves Tour

This 60-minute guided tour examines Washington's brilliant design for the grounds at Mount Vernon. Visit the gardens he created, see some of the original trees that are still standing, and learn how he merged areas for work and leisure to create a master plan for his beloved home.

Offered: Daily, April-October, 11AM

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Women of Mount Vernon Tour


During this 60-minute tour, learn about some of the incredible women who lived and worked here in George Washington's time as well as the women who came later to Mount Vernon and were instrumental in saving and preserving Washington's beloved home.

Offered: Saturday-Sunday, June 10-October 29, 12PM

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My Grandmother Martha Washington Tour


Enjoy a 60-minute tour of the Mansion and grounds through the eyes of Martha Washington's granddaughter, Patty Peter, who recounts her many fond memories of times spent with her grandparents at Mount Vernon.

Offered: Wednesdays, July 12-September, 12PM

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Through My Eyes

Step back in time for a 45-minute immersive experience. Join people from Washington's world, such as his granddaughter, personal secretary, or farm manager, as they go about their daily activities, making several stops along the way.

Offered: Saturday-Sunday, March-December 10, 1:30PM

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Dinner for the Washingtons

This 60-minute specialty tour showcases food, hospitality, and dining at Mount Vernon by taking an in-depth look at locations around the estate, including the Mansion's basement. The tour concludes in Mount Vernon’s greenhouse with a refreshment.

Offered: Saturday-Sunday, April-November 26, 11AM

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All the President's Pups

Bring your dog along for this 1.25-mile walking tour and explore canine life at Mount Vernon. Along the way, learn about George Washington's love for dogs, his dogs' unusual names, and his efforts to improve the quality of his hunting dogs through breeding.

Offered: Saturday, April-June & September-October, 10AM

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Visionary Farmer


During this 60-minute walking tour, learn about George Washington's forward-thinking approach to crop rotation. As the landscape of Mount Vernon changes, this program's focus varies to highlight different innovations and contributions throughout the year.

Offered: Wednesday, Thursday, & Saturday, May-October 14, 2PM

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Music of the Revolution

Join our resident fifer for a musical demonstration and discussion of fife & drum music, and its importance during the American Revolution!

Offered: April through November, Friday-Saturday, 10:30AM & 2:30PM; Tuesday-Thursday, 2:30PM. Free with general admission.

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