This 60-minute guided walking tour highlights 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 which made up Washington’s 8,000-acre plantation. Listen to their stories and learn more about their daily life at Mount Vernon. Visit the refurbished slave quarters and view reproduction clothing, tools, furniture, cookware, ceramics, toys, and personal accessories that demonstrate their experiences.
This tour is free with general admission, but a ticket is required. Please budget 10-15 minutes to walk from the Ford Orientation Center to the Mansion Circle to meet your guide. The tour will begin promptly.