Join the estate for a candlelit character-guided tour and learn more about holiday traditions in 18th-century Virginia!




$24 adult (12 and up); $16 youth (ages 5-11)

Visit with the Washingtons as they prepare for a festive celebration with friends and family, a favorite 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 in the study, discussing the family's culinary preferences in the kitchen, moving furniture in the New Room, and hanging greens over doorways.

Visit the Slave Quarters, the Blacksmith Shop, and the Greenhouse and participate in 18th-century dancing. Aladdin the Christmas camel will also be on site.

Mount Vernon by Candlelight takes place rain or shine.

Save the Date

2018 Mount Vernon by Candlelight: November 23-24, November 30-December 1, December 7-8, December 16

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3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway
Mount Vernon, Virginia 22121