The galleries in the Donald W. Reynolds Museum and Education Center and Ford Orientation Center offer a dynamic exploration of George Washington's challenges and achievements.

Museum Galleries

Explore both permanent and temporary exhibits and fine and decorative arts, books, and manuscripts linked directly to George Washington's life and times across the museum's seven galleries.

View the Houdon Bust, the First Couple's dining table setting, Rembrandt's "Porthole" portraits, Dove of Peace weathervane, and George Washington's inaugural shoe buckles.

While the Education Center remains open, the museum will be temporarily closed starting June 1 while we install our newest exhibit.

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Education Center Galleries

Advanced media technology and electronics have been put to exceptionally creative uses, both enhancing visitors' enjoyment of Mount Vernon and their appreciation of the life and legacy of George Washington, in the Education Center's fourteen galleries.

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Mount Vernon in Miniature

Mount Vernon in Miniature is a featured attraction of the Ford Orientation Center. This popular model of Washington's Mansion, handcrafted with a remarkable degree of authenticity and detail, was a gift from the people of the State of Washington in 1998.

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