Today at Mount Vernon

Thursday December 18, 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 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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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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Tribute at the Tomb

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

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Camel Crafts

Trim your Christmas tree with your very own Aladdin ornament. Children ages 5-10 are invited to create their own camel Christmas ornaments out of clay in the Hands-on-History Room of the Donald W. Reynolds Museum & Education Center. Monday through Friday.

Included in general admission.

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Special Children's Activities

Kids, fill our holly wreath with your personal wishes and decorate our holiday tree!  We'll celebrate the season with a variety of crafts.

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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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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