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Saluting our Veterans

November 11, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Mount Vernon honors all active duty, former, or retired military personnel with free admission, plus a concert by the all-veteran barbershop chorus, The Harmony Heritage Singers.

View a full schedule of the day's events (PDF)

Military Discount at the Mount Vernon Inn

The Mount Vernon Inn would like to thank all members of our military (past or present) with $10 off lunch for two or $20 off dinner for two on November 11, 2013.

Proof of service is required. Reservations are recommended: Opentable.com.

Learn about George Washington's Military Service

The French & Indian War

George Washington was a raw and ambitious 21 year old when he was first sent to the Ohio Valley to confront the growing French presence in the region. His actions sparked the French & Indian War – a conflict that would test the mettle of this rising young Virginian.

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The Revolutionary War

While he lost more battles than he won, George Washington employed a winning strategy against his more experienced British foe. By avoiding battles that would place his entire army at risk, Washington sought to wear down the British by remaining in the field and pressing his enemy where practicable.

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