Bring the whole family to Mount Vernon! There's so much to see and do.

Watch a 4D Movie

Free movies show throughout the day, including General Washington, Commander in Chief, a 20-minute 4D experience, where you'll be immersed in the Revolutionary War. When cannons fire, seats vibrate and "smoke" wafts through the room. Fog drifts through the theater at three key moments, and when Washington and his troops cross the Delaware River, "snow" falls from above.

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Walk into a Forensics Laboratory

The Education Center offers an engaging overview of George Washington's life. You'll walk into a forensics laboratory to learn about the million-dollar forensic investigation that resulted in the creation of three life-sized figures of George Washington at ages 19, 45, and 57. You'll see these figures as you walk through the Education Center.

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Cruise the Potomac River

Leave dry land behind and enjoy the river breeze during a narrated sightseeing tour on the Potomac River. Cruises are available seasonally, through fall.

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Visit the Pioneer Farm

From April through October, head to the Pioneer Farm for a  taste of 18th-century farm life. Watch farming demonstrations from plowing to harvesting to cooking, and meet our farm animals.

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Family-Friendly Events

From fall festivals to summer celebrations, Mount Vernon's calendar is packed with events for the whole family.

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Open today from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

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