Today at Mount Vernon

Saturday May 27, 2017

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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, hear stories about the filming, and learn how the locations were used during Washington's time. 

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Fiber Demonstrations

Pioneer Farm

See spinning, weaving, and fiber processing demonstrations while discussing Washington's textile industry at Mount Vernon.

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Sheep Shearing Demonstrations

Pioneer Farm

Watch this annual spring activity done in the 18th-century way!

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The Enslaved People of Mount Vernon Tour

Mansion Circle

Listen to the stories of the enslaved people who built and operated Mount Vernon, and learn about their daily lives 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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All the President's Pups

Bring your dog along for this 1.25-mile walking tour and explore canine life at the estate. Along the way, learn about George Washington's love for dogs and his efforts to improve the quality of his hunting dogs through breeding.

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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. Discover how George Washington expanded, decorated, and furnished his home in this hour-long exclusive tour.

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Music of the Revolution

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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Sightseeing Cruise on the Potomac

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

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Gardens & Groves Tour

Visit the George Washington he created and learn how he merged areas for work and leisure to create a master plan for his beloved home.

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Tribute at 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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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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Visionary Farmer Tour

Pioneer Farm

On this walking tour, visit the Pioneer Farm and learn about George Washington's passion for farming and his innovative agricultural practices.

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Meet People from Washington's World

Greenhouse

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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Discovery Station

Education Center

Participate in hands-on activities, watch demonstrations, and see 18th-century objects. 

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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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Mount Vernon, Virginia 22121