Today at Mount Vernon

Thursday March 5, 2015

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Story Time in Hands-on-History

George Washington's first victory wasn't as grand as leading the troops during the Revolutionary War, but it showed the determined type of man he was to become.  Join us for our featured story, George Washington's First Victory, written by Stephen Krensky.

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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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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Tribute at the Tomb

The New Tomb

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

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Special Children's Activities

Would you like to have your paper silhouette made to take home with you?  Please join staff as they help you and your adult in making your very own "selfie"!

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

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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