Mount Vernon celebrates the autumn season with Fall Harvest Family Days!

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Mount Vernon celebrates the autumn season with Fall Harvest Family Days!

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Batteau launch:

At 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, watch as a replica of one of Washington's boats launches into the Potomac River with a costumed crew. "George Washington" and his farm manager will provide brief remarks, and guests are invited to step inside the boat throughout the day.

Fall Harvest Family Days

Mount Vernon celebrates the autumn season with Fall Harvest Family Days! The entire family enjoys autumn activities including wagon rides, wheat treading in the 16-sided barn, 18th-century dancing demonstrations, a straw bale maze, farrier (blacksmithing) demonstrations, corn husk dolls demonstrations and early-American games and music. 

Fall Harvest Family Days takes place rain or shine.

This weekend only: Sightseeing Cruises of the Potomac are $5/adult and $3/youth. Tickets are available in-person only at the main entrance and the Guest Services desk in the Orientation Center.

Cruise Times: 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m.

Schedule of Events: Saturday, October 22

At the Pioneer Farm:

Apple Fritter Demonstration All Day
Meet "George Washington" 2 pm., 3:30 p.m.
The Itinerant Band All Day
Farrier Demonstrations All Day
Fabric Making All Day
Straw Bale Maze & Hands-on History All Day
Storytelling 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 3 p.m.
18th-Century Dancing 10:15 a.m., 12 p.m., 2:15 p.m.
Cornhusk Doll Making All Day
Wheat Treading 10 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3 p.m.
Soap Making & Laundry Washing All Day
Enslaved Worker Interpretation All Day

Near the Bowling Green Gate:

Wagon Rides 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Colonial Games All Day

Schedule of Events: Sunday, October 23

At the Pioneer Farm:

Apple Fritter Demonstration All day
Meet "George Washington" 10:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m.
The Itinerant Band All Day
Farrier Demonstration All Day
Fabric Making All Day
Straw Bale Maze & Hands-on History All Day
Storytelling 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 3 p.m.
18th-Century Dancing 10:15 a.m., 12 p.m., 2:15 p.m.
Robert Mouland, Musician All Day
Cornhusk Doll Making All Day
Wheat Treading 10 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3 p.m.
Soup Making & Laundry Washing All Day
Enslaved Worker Interpretation All Day

Near the Bowling Green Gate:

Wagon Rides 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Colonial Games All Day

 

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