Today at Mount Vernon

Wednesday September 28, 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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New Tobacco Tour

Pioneer Farm

Learn about the labor intensive nature of tobacco and how this cash crop provided income to George Washington in his early years at Mount Vernon. Discover why Washington switched from tobacco to wheat in the mid-1760s to chart a new course for his estate's economy. 

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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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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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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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Mount Vernon Films

Take a break as you enjoy a selection of 4 movie presentations in the Robert H. and Clarice Smith Auditorium, showing at:

12:00, 2:00, 4:00    The Winter Patriots

12:30, 2:30, 4:30    Yorktown: Now or Never

1:00, 3:00               Saving Mount Vernon (History of Mount Vernon Ladies' Association)

1:30, 3:30               Mount Vernon in Virginia (A 1950s vintage tour of Mount Vernon) 

Included in general admission.

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Greet "Lady Washington!"

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

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Fishing Demonstrations

Pioneer Farm

How were fish stored? What happened to leftover fish? Learn the answer to these questions and more during a variety of demonstrations related to Washington’s profitable fisheries.

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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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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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