Today at Mount Vernon

Saturday July 23, 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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National Treasure Tour

Mansion Circle

Go behind-the-scenes 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 information on how the locations were used during Washington's time. 

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Tribute at the Tomb

The New Tomb

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

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Spinning House Demonstration

Spinning House

Discover how wool and flax thread were made, woven, and sewn into clothing for the enslaved population at Mount Vernon during the 18th century.

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The Enslaved People of Mount Vernon Tour

Mansion Circle

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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Music of the Revolution

Bowling Green

Join our resident fifer for a musical demonstration and discussion of fife & drum music, and its importance during the American Revolution!

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Wheat-Treading Demonstration

16-Sided Barn

Witness Washington’s innovative treading process, learning first-hand how Washington separated grain from straw. Costumed staff will lead Mount Vernon’s horses as they tread wheat in the 16-sided barn.

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Sightseeing Cruise on the Potomac

View Mount Vernon from a unique perspective on this narrated sightseeing Potomac River cruise. 

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Story Time in Hands-on-History

Young listeners are invited to hear vibrant tales of George Washington, while learning more about our nation's first president. 

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Gardens & Groves Tour

With an enduring love of agriculture, George Washington was the driving force behind the design of four separate gardens at Mount Vernon. Visit the gardens he created, see some of the original trees that are still standing, and learn how he merged areas for work and leisure to create a master plan for his beloved home.

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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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Hands-on-History

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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Dinner for the Washingtons Tour

Take an in-depth look around the estate, including the Mansion's basement, as you learn more about 18th-century food, dining, and the Washingtons famous hospitality.

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Greet "Lady Washington!"

Interpretive Center

Experience the warm Washington hospitality and exchange greetings with our nation’s first “First Lady.” Photographs welcome.

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Through My Eyes Tour

Step back in time and join people from Washington's world, like his granddaughter, personal secretary, or farm manager, as they go about their daily activities.

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Discovery Station

Education Center

Visit the Discovery Station to learn about aspects of George Washington's life. 

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Washington's World

Greenhouse

Meet a person who knew the General best and gain a new perspective on the life in the 18th century.

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Saving Mount Vernon Tour

During this one-hour tour, visit the rarely seen Mansion basement and wander the historic area to learn of the heroics of the estate’s caretakers during the Civil War, and the robust efforts of many over the century and a half that followed.

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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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