Today at Mount Vernon

Saturday October 21, 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, hear stories about the filming, and learn how the locations were used during Washington's time. 

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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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Cooking Demonstrations

Pioneer Farm

Watch 18th-century cooking demonstrations representing the meals prepared and consumed at Mount Vernon.

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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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All the President's Pups

Bring your dog 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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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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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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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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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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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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Women of Mount Vernon Tour

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

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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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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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