Today at Mount Vernon

Sunday February 1, 2015

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The Enslaved People of Mount Vernon Tour

Mansion Circle

This 60-minute guided specialty tour highlights the lives and contributions of the enslaved people 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. Some of the slaves who lived at Mount Vernon were skilled in trades such as carpentry, masonry, and blacksmithing.  House slaves included cooks, butlers, and personal valets and maids. 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 the living conditions and experiences of enslaved people on the Mansion House Farm.

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Signature Tour

Mansion Circle

Go behind the scenes during your guided exploration of the Mansion to see areas not normally open to guests, including the third floor (where Martha Washington retired after the death of her husband in 1799) and the basement!

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Special Tribute at the Slave Memorial

The Slave Memorial

Commemorate the community of the enslaved people who lived and worked at Mount Vernon during a special wreath-laying presentation.

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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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Tribute at the Tomb

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

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The Taste & Style of George Washington

Mansion Circle

George Washington paid keen attention to his material surroundings throughout his life.  He understood that certain objects denoted gentility, sophistication, enlightenment, and wealth.  This tour, which includes the Mansion as well as the museum, explores Washington's tastes and his selection of decorative fine arts for his home.

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"Once Upon a Time" Storytelling

Learn about Washington and how being an honest person played a part in his life, through our featured stories, The Magic Genie and the Woodsman by Aesop, and The Cherry Tree.

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

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Meet People from Washington's World

Greenhouse

Talk with 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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