The holidays are full of delight at George Washington’s estate. During the day, tour the Mansion, watch historic chocolate-making demonstrations, and meet Aladdin the Camel. We're open every day of the year, including Christmas Day and New Years.

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Camel Talks

Chat with the man who brought an exotic creature to Mount Vernon and learn more about these rare animals at George Washington's home during the holiday season.

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Holiday Dinner for the Washingtons Tour

Take an in-depth look around the estate, including the Mansion's basement, as you learn more about 18th-century food, dining and the Washingtons' famous hospitality with a holiday flavor.

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Chocolate Making Demonstration

Listen to our costumed interpreters as they take you through each step of the chocolate making process—from cacao seed to chocolate mills— and learn more about the preparation of hot chocolate and chocolate tea at Mount Vernon.

At 3:30 p.m., join in a toast to Christmas with a taste of our 18th-century style chocolate drink, a Washington family favorite!

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Holiday Teddy Bear Teas

Bring your favorite stuffed animal friend to have "tea" with "Lady Washington," as you experience the hospitality of the lady of the house

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Holiday Entertainments

Hear costumed friends and family of the Washingtons tell charming stories of Christmas traditions of the past.

Wreath-Making Classes

Brighten your home for the harvest and holiday season! Work with one of Mount Vernon's horticulturists to decorate a wreath with dried botanicals representative of plants grown on the estate. For ages 16 and older. Cost includes supplies and general admission.


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Mount Vernon for the Holidays

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3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway
Mount Vernon, Virginia 22121