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.
Discounted Potomac River Sightseeing Cruises
Experience Mount Vernon from a different view on a fun and informative sightseeing cruise.
George Washington loved music, and we do too! Musical performances are welcomed at Mount Vernon.
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 one of the largest in America, producing 11,000 gallons of whiskey in 1799, making it one of the most successful economic enterprises at Mount Vernon.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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.
Mount Vernon invites homeschooling families to experience 18th-century plantation life as part of this special program!