Today at Mount Vernon

Sunday December 21, 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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Dinner for the Washingtons Tour

Mansion Circle

Christmas is a special time for hosting guests.  Discover more about 18th-century food and dining, and why the Washingtons were so famous for their hospitality.  This in-depth look around the estate includes the Mansion's basement.  60 minutes.

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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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"Once Upon a Time" Storytelling

Education Center - Hands-on-History Center

Who visited Mount Vernon at Christmas?  Our youngest guests are invited to hear our featured story, The Magnificent Menagerie and the Very Mysterious Guest, by Linda Burgess.

For children over 3 years of age, and their families.

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Wish Lady Washington a Happy Christmas!

Interpretive Center

Exchange your most festive holiday greetings with "Lady Washington."  Photographs welcome.

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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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