We're open Thanksgiving Day! Bring your family and friends to the home of the first president. Walk the grounds, explore the museum, and meet our special holiday visitor: Aladdin the camel.


Bring your family and friends to Mount Vernon during Thanksgiving weekend!

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The Father of Thanksgiving: The Proclamation of 1789

In 1789, President George Washington issued a proclamation calling for “a day of public thanksgiving and prayer to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many signal favors of Almighty God especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to establish a form of government for their safety and happiness.”

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3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway
Mount Vernon, Virginia 22121