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.
Join us for Cinnabar, the One O'clock Fox, written by Marguerite Henry, our featured story. Based on an old legend about foxhunting in the area near Mount Vernon, one wily fox is pitted against George Washington in a wild chase for everyone to enjoy.
For children over 3 years of age, and their families.
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.
Visit the Discovery Station to learn the holiday traditions of Mount Vernon including holiday desserts. The art of making pomander oranges will be demonstrated and the history of candy canes will delight children of all ages!