Today at Mount Vernon

Friday February 5, 2016

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Extra Fee Applies Free (Ticket Required) Steps, Hills, Distances Weather Dependent Family-friendly
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Premium Mansion Tour

Go behind-the-scenes for an in-depth, guided exploration of the Mansion to see areas not normally open to guests, including the third floor and the basement! Discover how George Washington expanded, decorated, and furnished his home over the years in this hour-long exclusive tour.

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Story Time in Hands-on-History

Join us for The Winter at Valley Forge: Survival and Victory, written by James Knight. Young listeners will eagerly hear what life was like for the Colonial Army, while learning about one of the most significant moments in American history. 

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The Enslaved People of Mount Vernon Tour

This tour highlights the lives and contributions of the enslaved people who built and operated Mount Vernon. Listen to their stories and learn more about their daily life on the estate.

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Tribute at the Tomb

Pay your respect to George Washington by participating in a brief wreath-laying ceremony at the Washingtons' Tomb.

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Stop by the Hands-on-History Center in the Education Center to learn American history through games, puzzles, and other fun hands-on activities. 

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Children's Afternoon Activity Time

Mount Vernon's youngest visitors are invited to build a miniature log cabin and learn the knitting techniques Martha Washington used to make warm socks! Everyone will have the opportunity to sew stitches to create General Washington’s commander-in-chief flag.

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Meet People from Washington's World


Talk with the people who knew George Washington best and see him through the eyes of his family, friends, and servants. You might even 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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3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway
Mount Vernon, Virginia 22121