Today at Mount Vernon

Friday November 28, 2014

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Extra Fee Applies Free (Ticket Required) Steps, Hills, Distances Weather Dependent Family-friendly

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Story Time in Hands-on-History

What special animal visited Mount Vernon one Christmas?  Find out as we highlight our featured story, The Magnificent Menagerie and the Very Mysterious Guest, by Linda Burgess.

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

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

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Tribute at the Tomb

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

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18th-Century Chocolate Making

Vaughan Lobby

Watch costumed interpreters demonstrate the colonial chocolate-making process, and learn why it was such a popular treat in the 18th century! 

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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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Holiday Entertainments

Greenhouse

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

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Join in the Dance!

Greenhouse

Put your best foot forward during this festive season as you learn a new step with people from Washington's world!

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Chocolate Toast to Christmas

Vaughan Lobby

Celebrate the holidays with a taste of our 18th century-style chocolate drink, a Washington family favorite!

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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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