This holiday season, experience Mount Vernon in the soft glow of candlelight!

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Add to Calendar 11/25/2016 17:00:00 12/31/1969 20:00:00 America/Rio_Branco Mount Vernon by Candlelight

This holiday season, experience Mount Vernon in the soft glow of candlelight!

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$24 adult; $16 youth (ages 2-11). Tickets available beginning October 24 at 10 a.m. Member pre-sale is October 17-21.

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Come join the estate for the brand new candlelit character-guided tour and learn more about holiday traditions in 18th-century Virginia. Guests will see the Washingtons as they prepare for a festive celebration with friends and family, a favorite holiday activity at Mount Vernon.

In the Mansion, Washy Custis has just arrived home from school, and Martha Washington is admiring an impressive array of desserts in the New Room, including a reproduction of her Great Cake. Some of the hired and enslaved servants are busy inspecting bills in the study, discussing the family's culinary preferences in the kitchen, and moving furniture in the New Room and hanging greens over doorways.

Guests will also stop at the Slave Quarters, the Blacksmith Shop, and the Greenhouse where they will be able to participate in 18th-century dancing. Aladdin the Christmas camel will also be on site.

Mount Vernon by Candlelight takes place rain or shine. 

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Mount Vernon, Virginia 22121