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Today at Mount Vernon

Family-friendly
May include steps, hills, distances
Weather Dependent


Specialty Tour - National Treasure
9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m.

Travel behind the scenes where “National Treasure: Book of Secrets” was filmed and explore how these locations were used during George Washington’s time. 60 minutes.
(Meet at Mansion Circle, Map #13)


Meet People from Washington's World
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Talk with the people who knew him best and gain a new perspective on the General.
(Near the Mansion)

 


Tribute at the Tomb
10 a.m., 3 p.m.

Honor George Washington by participating in a brief wreath-laying ceremony.
(At Washington's Tomb)

 


Sightseeing Cruise
10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m.

See Mount Vernon from a unique perspective on this 40-minute narrated sightseeing Potomac River Cruise. Tickets also available for purchase at the Wharf.
(Departing from the Wharf)


Specialty Tour - Gardens and Landscape
11 a.m.

Learn about Washington’s brilliant design for his beloved home as you explore the lawns, groves, gardens, and views he created. 60 minutes.
(Meet at Mansion Circle, Map #13)


Story Time in Hands-on-History
11 a.m.

Children ages 3-8 are invited to hear stories from books written about George Washington’s life. Approximately 20-30 minutes.
(Hands-on-History Center, Education Center)

 


Specialty Tour - Slave Life
2 p.m.

Explore the lives and contributions of the enslaved community who built and operated Washington’s estate. 45-60 minutes.
(Meet at Mansion Circle, Map #13)


Special Children's Activities
2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

“Young George Plants a Seed”—Plant a seed to take home and learn about the plants growing at Mount Vernon! For ages 5-10, space/supplies limited, must be accompanied by an adult.
(Hands-on-History Center, Education Center)

 


Meet People from Washington’s World
2:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Talk with the people who knew him best and gain a new perspective on the General.
(In the Greenhouse, Map #4)

 


Tickets for extra fee options are available in the Ford Orientation Center.
Programming subject to change.
Printed copies of daily programs are available upon arrival in the Ford Orientation Center.