Today at Mount Vernon

Monday November 24, 2014

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National Treasure Tour

Mansion Circle

The National Treasure Tour is dedicated to the behind-the-scenes filming 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 also information on how the locations were used during George Washington's time.  Included in this approximately hour-long specialty tour is the Mansion's basement and cornerstone, the setting for a pivotal scene. Fans of the movie will recognize the space as the location where Nicolas Cage's character kidnaps the president.

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Story Time in Hands-on-History

What do you think happened when General Washington found a lost dog after a battle?  Our youngest guests are invited to hear the answer in our featured story, "George Washington and the General's Dog," by Frank Murphy. 

For children ages 3-8, accompanied by an adult.

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Tribute at the Tomb

Honor George Washington by participating in a brief wreath-laying ceremony.

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Meet "Martha Washington"

Interpretive Center

Drop in and exchange greetings with our nation's first "First Lady."

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Special Children's Activities

Discover George Washington's Thanksgiving Proclamation!  What was the General grateful for?  Do you think he was grateful for his animals?  We'll celebrate the fall season and Thanksgiving with a variety of autumn crafts through the month.

Recommended for children ages 5-10, accompanied by an adult. Parents are encouraged to join the fun!  Included in admission. Space and supplies are limited.

Please note, this area is intended for families, school groups are encouraged to call 703.799.8602 for reservation inquiries.

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Meet People from Washington's World


Talk with the people who knew him best and gain a new perspective on the General.

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Specialty Tour tickets are available in the Ford Orientation Center.Programming subject to change.Printed copies of daily programs are available upon arrival in the Ford Orientation Center.

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