Today at Mount Vernon

Sunday March 29, 2015

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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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Sightseeing Cruise on the Potomac

Wharf

See Mount Vernon from a unique perspective on this narrated sightseeing Potomac River cruise.  Tickets are available in the Ford Orientation Center.  40 minutes.

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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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Meet "Martha Washington"

Interpretive Center

Drop in and exchange greetings with our nation's first "First Lady."

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Through My Eyes Tour

Mansion Circle

Step back in time for an immersive experience. Join people from Washington's world, like his granddaughter, personal secretary, or farm manager, as they go about their daily activities, making several stops along the way. This special tour costs $5 per person in addition to estate admission. 

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"Once Upon a Time" Storytelling

Education Center - Hands-on-History Center

How did Aesop's Fable, The Crow and the Pitcher, influence George Washington as he made decision in his future life's work?  Listen to this fable, along with the Mount Vernon Tale, George Washington: Innovative Farmer, to learn about Washington, the entrepreneur and businessman.

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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