Today at Mount Vernon

Sunday August 13, 2017

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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. Discover how George Washington expanded, decorated, and furnished his home 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, hear stories about the filming, and learn how the locations were used during Washington's time. 

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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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Sightseeing Cruise on the Potomac

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

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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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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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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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Women of Mount Vernon Tour

Discover how women shaped the history of Mount Vernon and the destiny of our country.

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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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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.

From Monday through Friday, the performances will take place in the Interpretive Center. On the weekends, the performances will be moved to the tent on the north lane near the entrance to the upper garden.

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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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