Hear the echo of hunting horns and the thunder of horses' hooves as Mount Vernon pays tribute to the greatest horseman of his age, George Washington!

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Hear the echo of hunting horns and the thunder of horses' hooves as Mount Vernon pays tribute to the greatest horseman of his age, George Washington!

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At this exciting event, watch a simulated fox hunt demonstration on the estate of the Father of the American foxhound! Unlike in Washington’s time, no foxes will be hurt during this demonstration. A bag containing animal scent will be taken on a course around the 12-acre field, and when one hound picks up the scent, the hunt is on!

Observe a cavalry demonstration on the 12-acre field before meeting the breeds that Washington loved so much. Learn about the role these animals played in the American Revolution and even meet Nelson, a horse similar to Washington’s beloved warhorse! 

Horses & Hounds takes place rain or shine.

Livestock Facility Tour

Visit the estate’s modern livestock facilities for a chance to meet the horses, dogs, chickens, sheep, pigs, and cattle that call Mount Vernon home. This tour departs from and returns to the shuttle bus turnaround. Free tickets for this tour are available online or in-person at the Ford Orientation Center.

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Schedule of Events

Time Event Location
9:30-10:15AM Livestock Facility Tour Shuttle Bus Turnaround
10-10:30AM Cavalry Demonstration 12-Acre Field
10:30-11:15AM Livestock Facility Tour Shuttle Bus Turnaround
11-11:30AM Foxhunt Demonstration 12-Acre Field
11:30AM-12PM Meet Washington's Warhorses Paddock
12:30-1:15PM Livestock Facility Tour Shuttle Bus Turnaround
1-1:30PM Foxhunt Demonstration 12-Acre Field
1:30-2:15PM Livestock Facility Tour Shuttle Bus Turnaround
2-2:30PM Cavalry Demonstration 12-Acre Field
2:30-3PM Meet Washington's Warhorses Paddock
3-3:30PM Foxhunt Demonstration 12-Acre Field

Schedule subject to change.

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