There's more to see at Mount Vernon beyond just the Mansion. We have a working farm, distillery, gristmill and Museums.

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Specialty Tours

An Overview of Mount Vernon

Gain a deeper understanding of George Washington’s accomplishments, character, and vision by learning about the estate he created at Mount Vernon.

Dinner for the Washingtons

During this guided tour, get an in-depth look at food-focused locations around the estate, including the produce-packed gardens. The tour concludes in Mount Vernon’s greenhouse with a refreshment.

The Enslaved People of Mount Vernon

Explore the lives and contributions of the enslaved community who built and operated Mount Vernon. In 1799, more than 300 slaves lived and worked on the five farms that made up Washington’s 8,000-acre plantation. Listen to their stories and learn more about their daily life.


Museum and Education Center

Don't miss our featured museum exhibition, Lives Bound Together: Slavery at George Washington's Mount Vernon. Inside the Education Center, see life-sized figures of Washington at ages 19, 45, and 57, plus our 4-D Revolutionary War theater, where it snows every day of the year.

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Explore the Grounds and Gardens

Although the Mansion interior is closed, you can still capture an iconic image of its exterior. Tour the original and reconstructed outbuildings and wander the gardens and forest trail.

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Tributes at Washington's Tomb

Mount Vernon welcomes those who wish to pay their respect to the Father of our Country to honor George Washington by participating in a brief wreath-laying ceremony at the Washingtons' Tomb.

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Meet People from Washington’s World

See Mount Vernon through the eyes of the people who knew George Washington best. Talk to actors portraying characters such as Washington's personal secretary, farm manager, and beloved wife, Martha.

Things to Do With Kids

Mount Vernon is a perfect destination for families. Our working farm and historical interpreters will make your family feel like they have stepped back into the 18th century.

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Open today from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

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