Student group visits and field trips to Mount Vernon bring George Washington to life in an engaging and inspiring way. What better way is there for students to learn about his life than to walk in his footsteps?

General Admission for Student Groups

Student groups of 20 or more enjoy a special rate for admission to the Mansion and historic area, the Ford Orientation Center, the Donald W. Reynolds Museum and Education Center and the Distillery & Gristmill site. 

Specialty Programs, Tours & Tips for Student Groups (K-12)

In addition to special group pricing, groups can also take advantage of exclusive offers, including:


Discounted Meal Options (Mount Vernon Inn or Food Court)
Choose from a two-, three-, or four-course or buffet option at the Mount Vernon Inn or arrange vouchers for the Food Court.

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Lunch with a character from Washington's World
First-person interpreters can also liven up your dining experience at the Mount Vernon Inn. Imagine dining with Martha Washington, Washington’s granddaughter Nelly Custis, Washington’s friend and personal physician Dr. Craik, Washington’s farm manager James Anderson, or another character from Washington’s world. Invite one of our talented Character Interpreters to greet your group while you dine at the Mount Vernon Inn.

Expert Guide Service
Enrich your visit with insights and anecdotes with a private tour led by one of our senior history interpreters.

Discounted Potomac River Sightseeing Cruises
Experience Mount Vernon from a different view on a fun and informative sightseeing cruise.

"Through My Eyes" Character Tours
First-person character interpreters relate tales from Washington’s time, adding a personal touch to your Mount Vernon visit.

Musical Performances
George Washington loved music, and we do too! Musical performances are welcomed at Mount Vernon. View our Musical Performance Policy to learn more.

Distillery & Gristmill Tours
George Washington erected a large stone gristmill in 1771 to increase production of flour and cornmeal and to be able to export high quality flour to the West Indies, England, and Europe. In 1797, Washington's Scottish farm manager James Anderson encouraged him to build a whiskey distillery adjacent to the gristmill. The distillery was the largest in America, producing 11,000 gallons of whiskey in 1799, making it one of the most successful economic enterprises at Mount Vernon.
Learn more about George Washington's Distillery & Gristmill.

Raise the Flag!
We welcome groups to do the honors of raising the flag above Mount Vernon at the main gate as we open to the public. To schedule a flag raising, please contact groups@mountvernon.org.

A Tribute at the Washington Tomb
Pay your respects to our first President by arranging a special wreath-laying ceremony at his Tomb during normal public hours. To schedule, please contact groups@mountvernon.org.

Visit The Shops at Mount Vernon
Your group will receive a 10% discount at all retail locations when you select two or more options in addition to Estate admission. $10 vouchers are sold for $9 and $20 vouchers are available for $18. Visit The Shops at Mount Vernon
online for more information.

Store Items at the Gatehouse
Need to bring your own lunches or other large bags?  We can secure it at The Gatehouse, located just outside the entrance to the Mount Vernon Inn Complex, for you.  Ask a Guest Services staff member at the Ford Orientation Center for assistance. Please note that we do not allow outside food or drink, except for water bottles, on the grounds of the estate.

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