Extra Fee AppliesFree (Ticket Required)Steps, Hills, DistancesWeather DependentFamily-friendly
Steps, Hills, Distances
Extra Fee Applies
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.
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.
Get your hands dirty and plant wheat, oats, and barley just like Washington did as he experimented with the best practice of growing these grains. Watch their progress online throughout the growing season.
In the Washingtons' world, how one dressed conveyed messages about the wearer. Learn about the manners and fashions of polite society in the 18th century from General Washington's personal secretary, Tobias Lear, during this 45-minute presentation.