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Special Events

Join us this spring at Mount Vernon for a fun-filled line up of special events. Enjoy family-friendly festivals, exclusive culinary experiences & more as you discover the splendor of George Washington's estate.

Plantation Life at Mount Vernon
Life Guard Society Spring Reception

Guests will enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres and music of 18th-century America. Add to the experience private strolls around the historic area, along with Mansion tours, while you and your guests enjoy the beautiful vista of the Potomac River and the inspiring landscape that embraces Washington’s home. At sunset, the evening will end with champagne and dessert on the Piazza, along with splendid fireworks and a great round of Huzzahs!

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Mother’s Day Weekend

Join "Martha Washington" and her granddaughters as they share fond memories and sage advice with visitors. Mothers will also receive lavender sachets while supplies last. Programming included with estate admission.

During your visit, treat Mom to a historic Mother's Day meal at the Mount Vernon Inn! View Menu (PDF)


Spring Wine Festival & Sunset Tour
May 16-18

Sample wine from 16 Virginia wineries while enjoying the one-of-a-kind view from Washington's lawn overlooking the scenic Potomac River. Learn about the successes and failures of our Founding Father's wine endeavors, and meet "George and Martha Washington" on the Mansion's piazza.

VIP Tables are still available for Friday & Sunday. General admission tickets are only available for Sunday.

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Sunset Celebration
May 24-25

Celebrate the beginning of summer at this special evening event. Take an evening tour of the Mansion, relax and enjoy wine and desserts available for purchase, and delight in 18th-century music, dancing, games, and wagon rides. Tickets: $18 adults; $12 youth (ages 6-11); and free for children 5 and under. Dogs welcome.

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Triennial Garden Symposium
May 30-June 1

This conference at Mount Vernon will examine, discuss and evaluate a wide variety of topics -- starting below ground with appropriate 18th-century bulbs and the search for lost gardens, moving to gardening under cover and specialized structures for maintaining plants throughout the winter, then to the trans-Atlantic exchange of seed and their frontier stories, and finally gardens of 18th-century Virginia. This conference offers a broad scope of historic garden and landscape topics and will prove to be intellectually stimulating and a most enjoyable conference for all.

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Farm to Table:
Cocktails, Tour & Dinner

Enjoy a culinary experience at Mount Vernon and go behind the scenes during this exclusive after-hour event. Guests are welcomed to the estate with a cocktail reception in the upper garden followed by a private tour of the Mansion where you will learn how food was grown, stored and prepared for the Washington Family.

The evening’s main event is a delectable four-course dinner at the Mount Vernon Inn featuring appetizers, entrees and desserts that use products grown and harvested at Mount Vernon.

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