Today at Mount Vernon

Friday September 15, 2017

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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. 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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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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Fiber Demonstrations

Pioneer Farm

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

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Tribute at the Tomb

Washington Tomb

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

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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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Wheat-Treading Demonstration

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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A-Dressing the Nation

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.

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Tribute at the Slave Memorial

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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Sightseeing Cruise on the Potomac

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

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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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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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Children's Afternoon Activity Time

Mount Vernon's youngest visitors are invited to participate in hands-on-activities and play games while learning about the Father of our Country!

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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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