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Today at Mount Vernon

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)

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)


Wheat Treading Demonstration
10:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m.

See an innovation of Washington’s own design in action as horses tread wheat in the 16-sided barn!
(Pioneer Farm)


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
12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Drop in and exchange greetings with our nation’s first “First Lady.”
(Interpretive Center, Map #5)


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 Activites
2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Celebrate American independence by signing the “We the Kids” preamble and making a special George Washington-themed craft! Ages 5-10, supplies limited, must be accompanied by an adult.)
(Hands-on-History Center, Education Center)


Meet People from Washington's World
2:30 p.m. 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)


Specialty Tour -- Signature Tour
3:30 p.m.

Enhance your tour of the Mansion with special access to “behind the scenes” areas, including the third floor and basement. 45 minutes.
(Meet at Mansion Circle, Map #13)

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.